death camp

noun

Definition of death camp

: a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners are systematically killed

Examples of death camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kim was 1 month old when his family was moved to a Khmer Rouge death camp. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 His unit was part of the liberation of the Dachau death camp. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 4 July 2022 Karski was recruited by the resistance to survey the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto, visit a death camp set up by the Nazis in Poland and travel with the news to London and Washington. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 The last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Bernard Mcghee, ajc, 10 Dec. 2021 As in other camps, Jewish prisoners were singled out at Sachsenhausen for particularly harsh treatment, and most who remained alive by 1942 were sent to the Auschwitz death camp. Kirsten Grieshaber, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2022 As in other camps, Jewish prisoners were singled out at Sachsenhausen for particularly harsh treatment, and most who remained alive by 1942 were sent to the Auschwitz death camp. Kirsten Grieshaber, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2022 The last surviving Soviet soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Bernard Mcghee, ajc, 10 Dec. 2021 Signs in downtown Krakow feature bus tours to the infamous Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, an hour’s drive to the west. . Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of death camp

1944, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2022

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“Death camp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%20camp. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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