transit camp

noun

chiefly British
: a place for refugees to stay for a short period of time

Examples of transit camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1942, the Nazis turned it into a deportation center and holding prison from which thousands of Dutch Jews were shipped to the Westerbork transit camp, then on to their deaths at extermination centers including Auschwitz and Sobibor. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 In 1944, Wijsmuller saved 50 Jewish children interned at Westerbork, a transit camp in the Netherlands. Cari Shane, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Nov. 2023 Set during the Holocaust, this inescapably oddball portrait of a transit camp supervisor who’s led to believe he’s being taught Farsi from a Persian prisoner who’s actually Belgian Jewish, relies heavily on a pair of strong performances that help to distract from lingering plot improbabilities. Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2023

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“Transit camp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transit%20camp. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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