My Word: The meaning of holocaust

By Laurie Barber
Updated December 12 2017 - 6:33am, first published 6:08am
Sombre memorial: Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit the museum of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.

Holocaust as we know it was used by historians during the war of 1939-1945. But the word has a much older history than that.

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