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When did the term 'the holocaust' first get applied to the experience of European Jewry that occurred prior to and during WW2?

The answer is that it was used suprisingly early.
The New York Times used the term often.
It even has archived articles using that word for the WW2 experience of Jews as early as from 1936:
"Bold practical measures to save those unfortunate millions from total annihilation are now called for ... Great Britain has it within her power to throw open the gates of Palestine and let in the victimised and persecuted Jews escaping from the European holocaust."
~ NY Times, May 31st, 1936

Julian Meltzer used the word in an article that appeared in the paper on May 23rd, 1943:
“the hundreds and thousands of European Jews still surviving the Nazi holocaust.
~ NY Times, May 23rd, 1943
https://www.nytimes.com/1943/05/23/arch ... w-for.html

Here is an early usage of the term employing the definitive article, viz. 'the holocaust'.
As yet the H letter hasn't been capitalised. It is from 1942.
And isn't from the New York Times:
“This issue of the JEWISH FRONTIER attempts to give some picture of what is happening to the Jews of Europe ... In our calculations of the holocaust that has overtaken the Jews... [w]e speak... of the victims not of war, but of massacre... The annals of mankind hold no similar record of organised murder.”
~ Jewish Frontier, November 1942, p.3.

In Britain on the 5th December 1942, a journal called the News Chronicle published an editorial that had an uppercase title, “HOLOCAUST”.
It appeared in the second column of the second page.
HOLOCAUST
Hitler has familiarised the world with brutality and terror... But nothing... is comparable to his treatment of the Jews...
...more than half of Poland's three and a half million Jews have already been done to death... Reprisals are out of the question.
~~ 5th December 1942

Here is an early usage of the term from 1960. It was by Francois Mauriac in his introduction to the 1960 publication of Wiesel's plagiarised work ‘Night’:
For him [Eli Wiesel] ... God is dead ... the God of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jacob ... has vanished forevermore ... in the smoke of a human holocaust exacted by Race, the most voracious of all idols."

Elie Wiesel claimed to be the one who popularised the usage of "the holocaust" for the Jewish WW2 experience:
“May I confess to you that I am afraid I am the one who introduced the word into this framework, and I am not proud of it. I cannot use it anymore”.

Wiesel's first use of it to refer the Jewish WW2 experience was in August 1963:
“One finds this ... even in fiction whose theme has nothing to do with the Nazi holocaust. For example, in Fail Safe, the best seller about an atomic accident.”
~~ Elie Wiesel, The New Leader, 5th August 1963, p. 21

During the world-televised Eichmann show-trial, the American, Jewish-owned New York Times was again using the word in its news articles:
Counsel says mercy might help avert new Holocaust
“Eichmann ... might ... serve as an instrument against any recurrence of a Nazi holocaust."
...[The Attorney General of Israel stated]: 'the overwhelming majority of this country [identify] with the victims of the holocaust...”
New York Times, 24 March 1962, p. 7, col. 1.

Here Hanna Arendt and Ben-Gurion used the word in 1963:
And if the Jews outside Israel had to be shown the difference between Israeli heroism and Jewish submissive meekness, there was a complementary lesson for the Israelis; for 'the generation of Israelis who have grown up since the holocaust'..."
~~ Hanna Arendt quoting Ben-Gurion. New Yorker, 16th February 1963, p. 42)

And here the word was used in an essay title on 'Judaism' by Shaul Esh:
The Dignity of the Destroyed: Towards a Definition of the Period of the Holocaust
~ Shaul Esh, 1962, p. 99.)
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So, no entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica. The Jews began beating the holocaust drum in ~1971, all MSM.

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The following usages not only demonstrate the word holocaust was used from the 1940's onwards, but more revealingly it shows that the word 'holocaust' was often used by Jews to gain sympathy for the zionist enterprise, in order to further their neo-colonialist land-theft of the territory occupied principally by muslims in Palestine.

In other words the term 'the holocaust' has since the mid-1940's been used to justify a jewish ethnic-cleansing and racist-motivated, slow genocide of the Palestinian people!!
What chutzpah!
"...a time of great tragedy for our people... for those who will survive this holocaust... [we] must go forward..."
~~ Chaim Weizmann, letter to I. Goldstein, 24 December 1942
"Whereas the holocaust of mass murder of civilian populations, especially Jews, continues..."
~~ Congressional Record, 7 July 1943, Vol 89. section 11, p. 3601.
"The Jewish people are today undergoing a process of decimation which has no parallel in history. Is it too much to expect that those who succeeded in escaping from the holocaust should not be condemned to the same process, even though the agency of death may not be the asphyxiation chamber of Poland..."
~~ Palestine Post, 21 June 1944, editorial, p. 4, col. 1.
"...a last hour plea for opening our gates to the survivors of the Nazi holocaust."
~~ New York Times, 9 October 1945, p. 5:1
"What sheer folly to attempt to rebuild any kind of Jewish life [in Europe] after the holocaust of the last twelve years!"
~~ Z. Shuster, Commentary , December 1945, p. 10.
"[A]fter the holocaust of the last few years the Jews ... have the right to expect sympathy ..."
~~ Issac Deutscher, Economist, 12 January 1946, p. 45, col. 2
"Resolution on the Jewish People ... These six million dead are beyond tears. But the survivors of that holocaust of anti-Semitism have a special claim on the conscience of democratic mankind ..."
~~ Fifteenth Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1946.
"Other nations are liberated and can rebuild their ruins, but the survivors of our holocaust languish without liberty ..."
~~ Chaim Weizmann at the 22nd Zionist Congress, Palestine Post , 10 December 1946, p. 1, col. 3.
"The small remnant of Jewry ... that have survived the Hitler holocaust lend significence ..."
~~ Rabbi Wise quoted in the Los Angeles Times, "Britain Target ..." 27 January 1947, p. 5.
"...in the case of Exodus 1947 ...May [the Red Cross] intervention put an end to the terrible ordeal of those survivors of the Nazi holocaust..."
~~ Palestine Post, 4 August 1947, p. 1, col. 3.
"The Nazi holocaust which engulfed millions of Jews in Europe proved anew the urgency of the re-establishment of the Jewish state ..."
~~ Israeli Declaration of Independence, New York Times, 15 May 1948, p. 2, col. 3.
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So? What has that to do with the Jews beginning a media campaign in 1971 to bring the word into common usage?

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In early 1963, almost a year after Eichmann's execution and a virtual cessation of media interest in the trial and the genocide, the New Yorker devoted five consecutive issues to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem. This New Yorker series was the first meaningful attempt in a prestigious non-Jewish American magazine to grapple with the [allegation of ] Nazi destruction of European Jewry.
The anger that Arendt's tone and some of her statements provoked in the Jewish community resulted in considerable discussion, speeches in synagogues, and many critical articles. In my opinion, the reaction to the Arendt articles and to Arendt's subsequent book marks the real beginning of American Jewry's full public engagement with 'Holocaust Studies'...

The new American Jewish willingness to confront the Nazi destruction [war experience] of European Jewry was paralleled by an increasing adoption of ‘holocaust’, modified if context did not sufficiently elucidate meaning, as the referent to the disaster. The concerns of this essay demand close attention to the major disseminators of the term between January 1960 and mid 1963, but it should not be forgotten that the term had been "in the air" and in occasional use by American Jews since 1933 as a reference to Nazi persecution and murder of Jews. (For 1933 usage see main text quote prior to footnote 16.)...
"...one of our motives in bringing Eichmann to trial is to make the details of the case known to the generation of Israelis who have grown up since the holocaust."
~~ David Ben-Gurion,New York Times Magazine, 18 December 1960, p. 62.
"...'the overwhelming majority of this country [identify] with the victims of the holocaust...'"
~~ New York Times, 24 March 1962, p. 7, col. 1.
These quotations and titles demonstrate significant dissemination of Israeli English usage of "holocaust" to the United States. The first of the Ben-Gurion remarks above is, to my knowledge, the first use of an unmodified "holocaust" as a referent to the Jewish catastrophe in the New York Times.
The "New Holocaust" above is, almost certainly, the first use of 'holocaust' in a 1960s New York Times headline. The article was filed in Jerusalem. "Holocaust" is employed twice in the text of the article, once in what is probably an Israeli translation of German or Hebrew and once by the Israeli Attorney General. (The four pre-1960 uses of "[Nazi] holocaust" in the New York Times that I have found are also all quotations from Israeli sources.)

Arendt's only uses of 'holocaust' in her New Yorker text are quotes from Israeli sources. Arendt herself in the New Yorker articles uses the terms "Jewish catastrophe," "great catastrophe," and "Final Solution," and not 'holocaust'.

Shaul Esh's article "... Towards a Definition of the Period of the Holocaust" was the first attempt in Judaism to grapple with the Jewish catastrophe. It was also the first article in an important American Jewish publication to employ "Holocaust" in a title and the first to use Holocaust as the dominant referent to the Nazi Judeocide [emerging mythology] within a text.

Holocaust uppercased, appears seven times in the first page of Esh's text. Esh, an Israeli, was chief editor at Yad Vashem from 1955 to 1959 and thus a key figure in the replacement of "Disaster" by "H/holocaust" as the favoured Yad Vashem and Israeli translation of "shoah".

Syrkin's "Miss Arendt surveys the Holocaust" title cannot be directly attributed to an Israeli source, but Syrkin, a longtime committed Zionist, had strong and important Israeli connections — she was, for example, a biographer and close friend of Golda Meir.

It is doubtful that Syrkin would have used "holocaust" prominently in 1963 if her Israeli friends and acquaintances (and Yad Vashem) in the early 1960s had avoided that term and favored "D/disaster" and "catastrophe."

(Marie Syrkin's importance as a contributor to the establishment of "holocaust" as the primary referent in the United States to the Nazi Judeocide ['Endlösung' mythology] and as an early writer on the Judeocide [myth] bears recognition. "Miss Arendt surveys the Holocaust" (May 1963) was the first use of "Holocaust" on the cover of a well-circulated American Jewish magazine in the post-war period.

Another Syrkin title, "The literature of the Holocaust" (May 1966), was the first use of "Holocaust" in a Midstream title.

And Syrkin's 1964-1965 Brandeis course, "The Literature of the Holocaust" was, I suspect, the first American university course with "holocaust" in its title and perhaps the first course on an American campus to grapple with the 'Final Solution.'

Syrkin's employment of "H/holocaust" as a referent to German mass murder predates the 1960's, e.g. "The Jewish D.P.'s ... survivors of the Nazi holocaust..." (Nation, 7 June 1947, 680:1)

Syrkin may have been responsible for the Jewish Frontier's "holocaust" in its unsigned editorial of November 1942 — the first well circulated employment of the word as a referent to the 'Final Solution' by someone with detailed information about the then ongoing German Judeocide [final solution].

Syrkin, on the board of the Frontier, contributed a remarkable article on the [exaggerated myth] of mass murder of Jews by the German border police to that November issue basing her information on articles by "ordinary police officials of various ranks" in the German police's professional journal, copies of which had reached the US via Sweden. (The November 1942 number of the Jewish Frontier is seldom mentioned by Holocaust scholars though it contains by far the most complete well circulated account of what was happening to the Jews of Nazi controlled Europe published in English in 1942 or 1943.)

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Take your isolated Jew publications and GFY, been-there. Show the entry for "holocaust" from a 1965 Encyclopedia Britannica or give it a rest.

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“By 1962... within Yad Vashem publications
‘holocaust/Holocaust’ was the principal English referent
to the Jewish catastrophe”.


~~ By Jon Petrie.
From: ‘The secular word ‘HOLOCAUST’: scholarly sacralisation, 20th century meanings’.
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Turnagain wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Take your isolated Jew publications and GFY, been-there. Show the entry for "holocaust" from a 1965 Encyclopedia Britannica or give it a rest.
The word Holocaust was in common use in the 60s. By common I mean by those who knew about it. Spielberg just took it to a greater height to inculcate the collective world mind of the bull excrement.


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Huntinger wrote:
The word Holocaust was in common use in the 60s. By common I mean by those who knew about it.
Precisely. The operative words being, "by those who knew about it". The great propaganda push began in 1971 to bring the word "holocaust" to represent in general usage the meaning that the eeevul Narzis murdered 6 million Jews.

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Turnagain wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Precisely. The operative words being, "by those who knew about it". The great propaganda push began in 1971 to bring the word "holocaust" to represent in general usage the meaning that the eeevul Narzis murdered 6 million Jews.
One can blame der Jude Spielberg for this nonsense; this is what Juden do. They are trying to keep this crap inside peoples consciousness. Of course the Germans knew all the nonsense about Shrunken heads etc were propaganda but so did many British, at least those with a brain. The English were aware that apart from minor customs the Germans were identical in culture; the only foreigners were der Juden. To the Poms the Germans only differed in language and even that was not a huge gap considering both were Germanic languages; the only huge difference was the Yiddish.

On the Channel islands, the islanders were astounded to realize that the soldiers were just normal, like them, hence the preponderance of girls who fell for the soldaten (Jerrybags)..Die Mädchen verliebten sich in die Soldaten.
Prior to the war Nationalsozialismus was strong in the US (I am uncertain if the modern neo nazis are the same) as evidenced by the turnout at Madison Square as in the photo below. Today there are too many Juden in control of the media in the US, a fact that will need to change.
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