from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A camp where civilians, enemy aliens, political prisoners, and sometimes prisoners of war are detained and confined, typically under harsh conditions.
- n. A place or situation characterized by extremely harsh conditions.
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- n. A camp where large numbers of persons—such as political prisoners, prisoners of war, refugees—are detained for the purpose of concentrating them in one place.
- n. A camp or premises in which persons considered to be undesirable by those who control it are hidden away, mistreated, and even killed.
- n. A situation wherein crowding and extremely harsh conditions take place.
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- n. a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
- n. a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions
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Anyone who talks about cherishing the local inhabitant and civilising him goes straight off into a concentration camp ... my one fear is that the Ostministerium will try to civilise the Ukrainian women.
Obergruppenfuhrer SA; married to Princess Mafalda of Italy and employed by Hitler as a reliable Party man on missions to Italy; sent to Sachsen-hausen concentration camp September 1943; liberated at the end of World War II.
Chief of Amtsgruppe Ausland/Abwehr (intelligence in OKW) 1938-44, when dismissed owing to frequent quarrels with the SS; involved indirectly in the plot of 20th July, 1944; hanged in Flossenburg concentration camp April 1945.
Among these were Gruppenführer Gluecks, chief of the concentration camp inspectorate; Wirth, who had commanded the extermination network at Plaszow, in Poland; and Heinz Lammerding,
Langbehn had approached Himmler on behalf of his old law tutor, a Professor Fritz Pringsheim, when the latter had been thrown into a concentration camp (because of his Jewish ancestry).
Yad Vashem's chairman Avner Shalev said the four blueprints, drawn at different points during 1941 by architects and engineers, show the evolution of Auschwitz-Birkenau from concentration camp to death camp.
Russian tanks were firing on Ora - nienburg, whence the concentration camp inspectorate had been hurriedly evacuated and, to the south of the city, had reached the Elbe at Torgau.
Yet he seems to have done so, just as he had sur - vivied the stormy interview after the Langbehn affair, with no more serious a setback than an order — which he plainly had no intention of keeping — that "no concentration camp inmate must be allowed to fall into Allied hands alive."
He thought fleetingly of concentration camp inmates shuffling to the wire, of week-dead corpses floating to the surface like inflatable things made of rotted white rubber.
Australia welcomes the recognition of 27 January - the anniversary of the day in 1945 whenRussian troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp - as an annual International Day of Commemoration to honour the victims of the Holocaust.