concentration camp


Definition of concentration camp 

: a camp where persons (such as prisoners of war, political prisoners, or refugees) are detained or confined

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Maybe even Trump realizes that running facilities that look a lot like concentration camps full of kids is bad optics. Luke Darby, GQ, "Trump Thinks Thousands of Detained, Traumatized Immigrant Kids Are a Great Bargaining Chip," 16 June 2018 Baldwin landed at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion and helped liberate the concentration camp at Dachau. Christina Tkacik,, "Fifty years later, Catonsville Nine draft protest inspires activists, angers opponents," 9 May 2018 Items on display include three pink-triangle armbands worn by homosexual prisoners incarcerated at the Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Museum documents persecution of gays in Nazi Germany," 10 July 2018 For millions, trains took them to their deaths at concentration camps. Carol Motsinger,, "With Holocaust center's move, Union Terminal will, once more, be a refuge for survivors," 6 July 2018 The Kim family dynasty has killed millions of people over the past two decades, and still keeps hundreds of thousands of North Koreans in concentration camps, while waging a nation-wide campaign of torture, rape, and murder. Alex Gladstein, Time, "The Kim-Trump Peace Talks Are a Tragedy for the North Korean People," 22 May 2018 KiShawn Pritchett and his Davidson basketball teammates visited the Auschwitz/Birkenau concentration camp in Poland recently. David Scott, charlotteobserver, "'So evil.' Concentration camp images impossible for Davidson players to leave behind.," 8 July 2018 The forcible relocation of U. S. citizens to concentration camps, solely and explicitly on the basis of race, is objectively unlawful and outside the scope of Presidential authority. German Lopez, Vox, "Supreme Court finally condemns 1944 decision that allowed Japanese internment during World War II," 26 June 2018 As a point of fact, something this administration doesn’t much concern itself with, many Jews were taken in cattle cars to concentration camps outside of Germany, in places like Poland. David Zurawik,, "Trump border policy so debased even right-wing media can't defend it credibly," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of concentration camp

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concentration camp was in 1897

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English Language Learners Definition of concentration camp

: a type of prison where large numbers of people who are not soldiers are kept during a war and are usually forced to live in very bad conditions

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