death camp


Definition of death camp

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

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This trip involved tours of the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps and a Shabbat dinner where seven couples proposed to each other — and two men had a different proposal for Goldstein. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Poway’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein: a brush with death leads to a new life," 7 July 2019 For many critics, using the phrase today dilutes the horrors of Nazi concentration and death camps where millions of Jews were killed. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "For Japanese Americans, debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar," 20 June 2019 His father and other family members perished in the Auschwitz death camp. Fox News, "German production of Hitler satire to have some patrons wear swastikas for free admission," 20 Apr. 2018 The family was caught in 1944 and sent to death camps. Cnaan Liphshiz,, "Anne Frank’s 90th birthday marked in her birth city of Frankfurt," 13 June 2019 Or how about the Nazi death camp guard living in Queens? Fox News, "Media coverage of Mollie Tibbetts' murder," 23 Aug. 2018 The marchers — mostly teens and young adults but also diplomats, heads of state and synagogue groups — will mark Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day by walking from the Auschwitz death camp to Birkenau, a camp within Auschwitz. Michele Chabin, USA TODAY, "At Auschwitz, remembering the Holocaust after the passage of a contentious Polish law," 11 Apr. 2018 The March of Remembrance began at Umschlagplatz Memorial, the site where forces of Nazi Germany occupying Poland started in July 1942 putting Jews on trains to the Treblinka death camp. Fox News, "March honors Warsaw's Jews, activist who warned of genocide," 22 July 2018 The Nazis then razed the city and expelled some 500,000 remaining residents, sending some to the Auschwitz death camp. Monika Scislowska, Fox News, "Poland honors fighters, victims of Warsaw's 1944 revolt," 1 Aug. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of death camp

: a place where large numbers of prisoners are taken to be killed during a war : a concentration camp where many people are killed

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