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 The event marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, the most notorious symbol of Nazi Germany’s World War II atrocities. Ivan Levingston,, "World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem 75 Years After Holocaust," 8 May 2020 For Maier, the conservative Germans were obfuscating the fact that their ancestors, and no one else, had built the death camps. Samuel Moyn, The New York Review of Books, "The Trouble with Comparisons," 19 May 2020 Born June 12, 1929, in Hungary, Feldman was 15 when she was shipped to the Nazi death camp with her parents, who were immediately murdered, Murphy said. NBC News, "Holocaust survivor who shared her story with students dies from coronavirus," 16 Apr. 2020 George Tabori’s gruesome tale of cannibalism in a Nazi death camp. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Wynn Handman, Influential Director and Teacher, Dies at 97," 14 Apr. 2020 More than 400,000 more had been deported to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in occupied Poland. Emily Langer,, "Éva Szekely, celebrated Hungarian swimmer and Holocaust survivor, dies at 92," 10 Mar. 2020 More than 400,000 more had been deported to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in occupied Poland, earlier in the year. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Éva Szekely, celebrated Hungarian swimmer and Holocaust survivor, dies at 92," 5 Mar. 2020 Her sister died in Auschwitz, the Nazis’ most notorious death camp. oregonlive, "French World War II heroine Marthe Cohn coming to Portland for Q&A, warns of ‘short memories’," 4 Feb. 2020 In Dey’s case, the reasoning is being applied to a concentration camp rather than a death camp. Time, "Former Nazi SS Guard Goes on Trial at Age 93 for 5,230 Counts of Accessory to Murder," 17 Oct. 2019

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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 Jul. 2020.

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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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