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- See Oświęcim.
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- proper n. A city in Poland, also called Oświęcim.
- proper n. A concentration camp in what is now Poland; used metonymically for Nazi evil, the Holocaust.
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- n. a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
From German Auschwitz, the German name for the town of Oświęcim, which the concentration camp was near. (Wiktionary)