Is the world "Holocaust" a common or proper noun?

1 Answer
Jul 31, 2016

It depends on the context.


If the spelling is with a capital letter it is a proper noun. This is the most common way in which the word is used. It refers to the systematic extermination of the Jews by the Nazis during World War 2.

However holocaust with a lower casing spelling can reflect to any similar situation and would be a common noun in this context.