concentration camp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n concentration camp a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
    • n concentration camp a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions
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Usage

In literature:

Cavalry cannot be concentrated in large camps as infantry are.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
As day followed day the hordes of fighting Venus dwellers grew in the concentration camps.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
It voted to ask the War Department to abolish saloons in the soldiers' concentration and mobilization camps.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
An unfavorable one meant the concentration camp for everybody.
"Satan and the Comrades" by Ralph Bennitt
There was no attempt to ford it, and we went into camp, while Lee's army soon concentrated about Fredericksburg.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
And I saw the flights of planes that seemed endless as they converged at the concentration camps.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
By 1961, although arrests had tapered off from earlier levels, fourteen concentration or labor camps were still in use.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
My father was in Germany, in a concentration camp.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
I could wish that a similar inquiry might be made and published on the camps where German prisoners are concentrated in France.
"Above the Battle" by Romain Rolland
They were not quite so badly off as those in the concentration camps, though the difference was not great.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
He was discharged from the hospital as cured, and interned in a concentration camp in Germany not far from the Dutch frontier.
"Where the Path Breaks" by Charles de Créspigny
To a concentration camp rather.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
For two days the camp concentrated its attention on the tiny creature.
"Atlantic Narratives"
In the Homecroft Communities a million men may be almost as close together all the time as though they were in a Concentration Camp in time of war.
"Our National Defense:" by George Hebard Maxwell
The army advanced and formed a fresh camp beyond Poplar Grove, where on the 8th and 9th more of the troops concentrated.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
It turned out afterwards that he had escaped from a concentrated camp, Jimmy says.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 14, 1916" by Various
Three weeks later the company of amateur soldiers were warned to proceed to the concentration camp.
"The Blower of Bubbles" by Arthur Beverley Baxter
Then she concentrated herself on the view again, for very shortly they would be passing the remount-camp where Jack was in charge.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
This was the right attitude, for later, when at a concentration camp, we heard of an Indian official who was an out-and-out traitor.
"Eastern Nights - and Flights" by Alan Bott
And every passenger coach and freight train jammed with soldiers on their way to the concentration camp.
"Over the Seas for Uncle Sam" by Elaine Sterne
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In news:

Antoni Dobrowolski, who was put in the Auschwitz concentration camp because he defied Nazi orders not to teach young Poles, has died.
"Shin Dong-hyuk isn't just somebody who was sent to a concentration camp," says Anderson Cooper.
She died in a Nazi concentration camp.
He wrote his 1943 opera "The Emperor of Atlantis" while imprisoned in the Terezin Concentration Camp.
Tyberg, who died in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the hands of the Nazis, had lived and composed in Rijeka, Croatia.
Art Spiegelman Has Drawn Wacky Packs And Concentration Camps.
Imagine spending your formative years in a Nazi concentration camp, separated from family members and trying to understand the horror going on around you.
Habitat park or 'animal concentration camp'.
A Real-Time Account of an Early Nazi Concentration Camp.
We must never forget what happened in concentration camps.
Courtesy file photo The entrance at the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland.
Studying the photos, some defectors have told Oh they believe they were taken in the notorious Yodok concentration camp.
History came to life today for history students at Penn High School when they heard what life was like in Nazi concentration camps from a woman whose family survived the Holocaust.
Appealed a judge's order that he should be deported for being a Nazi concentration camp guard .
Eva Kor, a survivor of the WWII Auschwitz concentration camp, will speak on Nov 13, 11 am (EST), at Vincennes University's Beckes Student Union.
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