work camp


Definition of work camp

: a camp for workers: such as
b : a short-term group project in which individuals from one or more religious organizations volunteer their labor

Examples of work camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prison is a work camp that runs multiple inmate crews. oregonlive, "Gov. Kate Brown proposes closing 3 minimum-security prisons for $44 million savings a year," 1 Dec. 2020 The Gestapo moved Hilde to Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, in 1944, and Rowden was sent to Barthold, a work camp for people who were part Jewish. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "Anita Rowden, Holocaust survivor and subject of book about her WWII experiences, dies at 93," 29 Oct. 2020 As a teenager during World War II, Anita Rowden narrowly escaped a Nazi work camp, traversed several European countries on foot and finally managed to reunite with her mother, who had just been liberated from a concentration camp. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "Anita Rowden, Holocaust survivor and subject of book about her WWII experiences, dies at 93," 29 Oct. 2020 Goodman is at a prison work camp in Crawfordville, south of Tallahassee, according to the state Department of Corrections. Marc Freeman,, "A polo multimillionaire went to prison over deadly DUI crash. Now John Goodman claims new proof could free him.," 18 Sep. 2020 Even as many parts of the world begin to emerge from Covid-19 lockdowns, work camps and oil platforms in remote locations, where employees live and work in close quarters, remain vulnerable to viral eruptions. ... Sarah Mcfarlane And Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Coronavirus Outbreaks Threaten Oil Majors’ Biggest Projects," 28 May 2020 The show also released a 50-second teaser trailer, zooming in on a snowy work camp with barking dogs and armed guards. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "'Stranger Things' teases the return of David Harbour's Hopper in Season 4," 14 Feb. 2020 By the time my father arrived, the family’s story—the flight, the work camps, the loss of a first son to Red Army conscription—was all part of a past not often spoken of. Daniel Mason, The Atlantic, "For the Union Dead," 6 Apr. 2020 Even's maternal grandparents were killed by Nazis in Budapest but the rest of his family survived, including his parents who were in a Nazi work camp during the war, the Times reported. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "88-year-old Holocaust survivor is Israel's first coronavirus fatality," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of work camp

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Work camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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