death camp


Definition of death camp

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

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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 Underpinning 480 special train missions from 393 separate Polish towns, the Nazi infrastructure pointed toward a variety of death camps. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study Shows Precisely How Nazi Infrastructure Enabled the Worst of the Holocaust," 2 Jan. 2019 The Nazis built six main death camps, all in occupied Poland: Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka. Kristen De Groot, The Seattle Times, "1st US public Holocaust memorial merges past with new tech," 22 Oct. 2018 And two in five in the younger cohort grossly underestimated the human toll of Hitler’s death camps, guessing that fewer than 2 million had died there. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "Why it's the right time for 'Diary of Anne Frank' to come back to the stage," 20 May 2018 The Holocaust Memorial is solemn and grand: six 54-foot-tall glass towers rise, representing the six main death camps, the structure etched with millions of numbers like those infamously tattoed to the six million killed. Nina Maclaughlin,, "A monument to hope by a man who never lost it," 8 May 2018 The California Republican’s ads showed images of skulls and Khmer Rouge death camps to highlight her family’s immigrant history. Mark Epstein, WSJ, "Internet Platforms Censor Campaign Ads," 5 Nov. 2018 Then Jews were forced to register, and deportations to German death camps began. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Holocaust Survivor Rushed to Make Up for Lost Time and Lives," 2 Nov. 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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