First Use of “Holocaust”


The executive director of the World Jewish Congress found what he believes may be the first use of the term "Holocaust" to describe the Nazis' persecution and genocide of the Jews. Elan Steinberg said that in the foreword of an out-of-print 1944 book called “Legal Claims Against Germany,” author Morris Cohen wrote: “Millions of surviving victims of the Nazi holocaust, Jews and non-Jews, will stand before us in the years to come.”


Source: JTA