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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 years ago

`What's the process Jews & government use to monopolize a general word like "holocaust" to make it synonymous w/ the 20th century genocide?

History is full of holocausts. There is no single holocaust. There is no "The" holocaust. The *first* definition in most (if not all) authoritative dictionaries defines holocaust generally. Example:.

holocaust. [hol-uh-kawst, hoh-luh-] a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire. (1).

The term also originated in the Middle Ages. The Jewish 20th century genocide is a TYPE of holocaust. Jewish people merely used good access to media and good marketing to monopolize the term. It's similar to Kleenex using good marketing to become synonymous with the word "tissue." It's similar to the Band-Aid trademark using good branding to make their name synonymous with the word "bandage." (2)

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    Simply flooding the collective consciousness of Western society with thousands of movies, books, news stories, documentaries etc about the holocaust, and make it seem like it was the single worst thing to happen in the entire human history. It helps when tribe members own movies, publishing companies, and media outlets.

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Obsessives.

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Many have participated in ethnic cleansing even in the bible and the holocaust is not just about the five million Jews murdered but also about the six million ethnic minorities also murdered by the Nazis. People seem to forget that many were not deemed 'good enough' by the Nazis even other Nazis.

  • 2 years ago

    Language evolves, slick. Your obsession with the adaptation of the word Holocaust to refer to the Nazi's 20th Century crimes betrays a good deal about you, but does nothing to change the fact that the use of the term for that event is typical of the way in which English adopts words from other languages, as well as how English evolves to use words in different ways at different times.

    For reference, study how the term "dude," has evolved over the year. How about witch? How about boss? Or even cool or bad?

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  • 2 years ago

    But Hitler's was the worst of the worst .

  • 2 years ago

    Actually, the Hebrew term "shoah" was in general use among Jews--who naturally discussed the particular genocide directed against them--before its English translation "Holocaust" became more widely used.

    Yes, there have been other instances of attempted genocide. But that title was first applied to one of them in that particular case.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It's the process of a applying a word when the definition of the word justifies it, dumbass.

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