Definition of death camp in English:

death camp

Pronunciation /ˈdeTH ˈˌkamp/ /ˈdɛθ ˈˌkæmp/

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  • A prison camp, especially one for political prisoners or prisoners of war, in which many die from poor conditions and treatment or from mass execution.

    ‘One Nazi officer at the death camp even described it as ‘murder by assembly line’, as the most advanced industrial methods were turned to killing.’
    • ‘On those journeys, the teenagers go from one site of horror to another, viewing concentration camp after concentration camp, death camp after death camp, monument after monument.’
    • ‘I remember being frightened by the death camp prisoners' vacant stares; by their emaciated bodies; by the hopelessness they exhibited through the fence wires, the years, the grainy black and white photos.’
    • ‘The Soviet gulag and the German death camp cast a pall over the very concept of labor, nearly foreclosing the Left's righteous claims to its revolutionary heritage.’
    • ‘He was imprisoned two times in a death camp, the last time he was rescued by United Nations forces in 1950 when they entered the country.’
    • ‘In the darkness of the death camp, an armed uprising is being planned by the Sonderkommandos, who have been stockpiling illicitly gained explosives and guns.’
    • ‘In a situation of deep despair on a work team in a frozen death camp, a casual comment from a fellow prisoner caused Frankl to remember the face of his wife who was also imprisoned.’
    • ‘Thus a labour camp (Majdanek was originally referred to as a concentration camp) became a death camp.’
    • ‘If I knew that my taxes were funding a Nazi death camp, I'd have not only the right, but the responsibility to withdraw my support in any way I could manage.’
    • ‘The Nazis located the death camp two and one-half hours from Cracow, close to the intersection of train lines that cut across Europe.’
    • ‘Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp liberated 60 years ago today, is an important chapter in this history.’
    • ‘Paintings by Marianne Grant, 81, tell the story of her three-year incarceration in the Nazi death camp.’
    • ‘The most notable center of opposition was the Solovki monastery-prison on an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean which had become virtually a death camp for the clergy and intellectuals of Czarist Russia.’
    • ‘Its particular perversion in the days following Pinochet's violent overthrow of Salvador Allende's socialist government in 1973 was to convert a sporting stadium into a death camp.’
    • ‘It would be easy to bluntly horrify the reader with a book about life in a death camp, but this is not his intention; instead he produces a realistic account of events with an insight into his own feelings and emotions.’
    • ‘After escaping the death camp, she was recaptured.’
    • ‘In the death camp, the priest felt the absence of God.’
    • ‘Ann had been a plump, cheerful five-year-old girl, who, when she died in her father's arms only a few months after the crash, had looked like something out of a death camp.’