labor camp


Definition of labor camp

1 : a penal colony where forced labor is performed
2 : a camp for migratory laborers

Examples of labor camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was convicted in a closed-door hearing in June 2020 and sentenced to 16 years in a Russian labor camp. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2022 Still, a judge sentenced Reed to nine years in a labor camp. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Vladyslav Yesypenko, arrested last year and sentenced recently to six years in a Russian labor camp for alleged possession and transport of explosives, is this year's recipient of the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award. Hillel Italie, ajc, 19 Apr. 2022 In Manhattan, Sami Steigmann, 82, who was born in what’s now the southwestern Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi and survived a labor camp, fears that World War III has already begun. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, 23 Mar. 2022 Ai's father, a poet who was also accused of subverting state power, spent time in jail and was sent to a labor camp in Xinjiang when Ai was a child. CNN, 4 Feb. 2022 The offense can carry up to 10 years in prison, a sentence some experts speculate could include time spent in a labor camp. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 31 Mar. 2022 Particularly notable was Dmitri Volkogonov, whose father had been arrested and shot in Stalin’s purges and whose mother had died in a labor camp during the Second World War. Richard Cohen, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Mar. 2022 There, she was forced to work at a labor camp at the Krupp factory to help manufacture the dynamite that would ultimately kill Ukrainians and other Europeans. Globe Staff,, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of labor camp

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Labor camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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