concentration camp


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a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)

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a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions

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It is located in the former barracks of the labour and concentration camp.
Bitar recounts his year spent in a Chilean concentration camp from 1973 to 1974, after military dictator Augusto Pinochet overthrew the government of President Salvador Allende.
During World War II, many German physicians -- notably Josef Mengele -- conducted painful and often deadly experiments on thousands of concentration camp prisoners without their consent.
Towards the end, he joked if he would "check women out" if he was in a concentration camp: "I've always been obsessed with women, and I've often wondered if I'd grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I still be checking women out in the camp?
POPE Francis has sparked outrage after comparing European refugee centres to Nazi concentration camps as he visited migrants in Rome.
Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.
Mr Livingstone was confronted by the Evening Standard's Oliver Finegold in February 2005 and asked him if he was a "German war criminal" before being told by the reporter he was Jewish and responding "you are just like a concentration camp guard" who was "just doing it 'cause you're paid to".
Dr George Hay, a records specialist at the National Archives, said: "The criteria was almost exclusively that you spent time in a concentration camp or a camp similar to a concentration camp, as long as you are a British citizen born-andbred or naturalised before October 1953.
The monarch had not visited a concentration camp during previous state visits to Germany.
THE Queen has paid her respects to the tens of thousands of people who died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
The wording 'Polish death camp' is inaccurate also on account of the formal decision by The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO of June 27, 2007, which changed the name of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp heritage site to: "the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi concentration and extermination camp 1940-1945".
A FUGITIVE wanted for thefts from a notorious Nazi concentration camp has been arrested in Kirklees.
For the Soviet camps he notes that the term "concentration camp" had been introduced into Russian during the South African War, while it was mainly the experiences with POW camps during the Great War that shaped the concentration camps of the Russian Civil War that followed (22).
Buchenwald concentration camp was a World War II German Nazi concentration camp established on the Ettersberg (Etter Mountain) near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937.
According to The BBC, he was referring to a previous gaffe in which he told a German MEP that he could play a Nazi concentration camp guard in a film.
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