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 Su Wei, translation by Austin Woerner A novel about young man’s life in a Mao’s work camp and love stories, coupled with the supernatural. Amanda Shendruk, Quartzy, "Here’s what every Chinese book recently translated for the US is about," 27 July 2019 After Castro's 1959 revolution, Ortega, as a young priest, was jailed in a government work camp for suspected opponents. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Cardinal Ortega, former Havana archbishop who played role in US-Cuba thaw, dies at 82," 26 July 2019 The event also remembered male homosexuals who were forced to war a pink triangle in work camps under the Nazi regime and commemorated the third anniversary of the shooting tragedy at Pulse, an Orlando gay nightclub. Sergio Carmona,, "South Florida synagogues celebrate LGBTQIA community," 14 June 2019 The protagonist of Anna Seghers’s novel Transit (1944)—the source for Christian Petzold’s new film of the same name—is a young German who, having escaped from a Nazi concentration camp and then a French work camp, makes his way to occupied Paris. J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books, "The Waiting Rooms of History," 7 Mar. 2019 Tens of thousands of people accused of political crimes are in North Korea’s vast gulag of work camps and prisons, according to Amnesty International. Matt Stiles,, "Will President Trump bring up North Korea's dreadful human rights record when he meets Kim Jong Un?," 11 June 2018 Erected in 1935 as a gulag work camp, Norilsk has grown into a nickel mining and smelting center. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "Something Stirs: What Will Happen as Permafrost Thaws?," 15 May 2018 Unlike Samantha, Irina never received a response and her father was sent to a Siberian work camp. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Surprising Story of the American Girl Who Broke Through the Iron Curtain," 10 May 2018 The other would be to plead guilty to one count of felony hazing and 60 days in a county jail work camp. Joe Reedy,, "FSU ends alcohol ban imposed on Greek organizations after death of student from South Florida," 29 Mar. 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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