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 Glazer’s stunt gave Liu room to compare the wall in the West Bank separating Israeli settlers and Palestinians to the wall between the Höss home and the Nazi death camp next door. Armond White, National Review, 20 Mar. 2024 There were more than 40 camps, including the death camp, Auschwitz II, next to which the Höss family lived, as depicted in The Zone of Interest, which is set in 1943. Livia Paccariè, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2024 Many Jews who hadn’t already escaped perished in Nazi death camps, including Lilly’s sister and mother in Auschwitz, the family said. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 No Moroccan Jew was sent to the Nazi death camps under his watch, though some 2,100 were interned at Vichy work camps in the Sahara as political prisoners who opposed the collaborationist regime. Theo Zenou, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2024 People around the world decry antisemitism Saturday At the site of the Auschwitz camp, a group of about 20 survivors of various death camps are set to gather Saturday, lay wreaths and say prayers to memorialize the lives lost. USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2024 All these decades later, stark memories of the German death camp creep back to van Leenen in his sleep. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 27 Jan. 2024 Several years ago, officials for the museum at Auschwitz, the former death camp, became concerned that visitors were taking selfies of themselves balancing like gymnasts on the train tracks that had brought rail cars filled with Jews to the camp. Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2024 Harvey Keitel plays an Auschwitz survivor who recalls the demons of his past and falling in love in a hellish Nazi death camp in the trailer for The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the Peacock and Sky limited series that unveiled a trailer on Thursday. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024

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First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of death camp was in 1944

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“Death camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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