death camp


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 Three months later, the Nazis liquidated the ghetto, transporting its residents to the Treblinka death camp or killing them along the way. David Rising, Star Tribune, 8 Apr. 2021 Thousands of people usually take part in the march on the grounds of the former Auschwitz death camp, which had been run by Germany, in Poland. Laurie Kellman, Star Tribune, 8 Apr. 2021 His company had liberated the Nordhausen death camp in Germany. Marc Myers, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2021 More than half were unable to identify the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and 11 percent believed that Jews caused the Holocaust. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2021 In July 1946, a Nazi death camp survivor who’d been here only six weeks was ticketed for jaywalking. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2021 Like 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. David Rising, Star Tribune, 9 Feb. 2021 Her three siblings, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were all either gunned down in the Lublin Ghetto in Poland or gassed at Auschwitz or the Sobibor death camp. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2021 The vast majority of those killed in the Auschwitz death camp were Jews from across Europe, but other non-Jewish prisoners, including Poles, Roma and Soviet soldiers were also among the victims. Star Tribune, 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of death camp

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Death camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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