Why is the Holocaust called the "holocaust"?
My understanding is that a holocaust was a burnt-offering made to the Lord in the Old Law.
Wouldn't calling what Hitler did the Holocaust constitute a strange and sick analogy between Nazism and the Old Law Priesthood? As if Hitler were offering the dead Jews as sacrifice to God?
Who called it the Holocaust first?
Was it perhaps a Zionist, who saw the murdered Jews as the necessary sacrifice to create the "state" of Israel?
Do the words of the Psalm ("And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils" Ps. cv. 37) apply especially to the Zionists, who, according to some, used the "Holocaust" to further their Zionist agendas, thus sacrificing their kindred to the devils of Zionism and Christophobia?
Just some thoughts.