"Holocaust" and "Shoah" redirect right here. For different makes use of, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). The Holocaust (from the Greek ?????????? (holókauston): holos, "thoroughly" and kaustos, "burnt"), additionally generally happening as haShoah (Hebrew: ?????), Churben (Yiddish: ?????) is the term many times used to describe the genocide of roughly six million ecu Jews throughout the time of international conflict II, as area of a software of planned extermination planned and carried out by Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.