HOLOCAUST (Heb., sho’ah). The word “holocaust” is derived from the Greek--holokauston, which originally meant a sacrifice totally consumed by fire; it was used in the translation of 1 Samuel 7:9, “a burnt offering to God.”

In the course of time it came to be used to describe slaughter on a general or large scale, and, especially, various forms of the destruction of masses of human beings. In the 1950s the term came to be applied to the Jews of Europe.

Acrylic on canvas: 30” x 40”