concentration camp

Definitions of concentration camp
  1. noun
    a camp where prisoners or persecuted minorities are forcibly confined, usually under harsh conditions
    synonyms: stockade
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    Auschwitz
    a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
    Belsen
    a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II
    Buchenwald
    a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in World War II that was located in central Germany
    Dachau
    a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany
    types:
    death camp
    a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed
    type of:
    camp
    a penal institution (often for forced labor)
  2. noun
    a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions
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    miserableness, misery, wretchedness
    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
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