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concentration camps

Centers for the detention of political and other opponents, first set up by the British in South Africa during the Boer War 1899–1902. German camps were established in Nazi Germany first in 1933 at Dachau and Oranienburg to use Jews, other ethnic minorities, and political or religious opponents as forced labor. Later camps, such as Auschwitz and Belsen, were just extermination centers claiming millions of lives.
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Such a phrase is unfortunate and factually misleading, as there were no Polish concentration camps during World War II, only the concentration camps set up and administered by Nazi Germany in the Reich and occupied Europe, including occupied Poland.
It was one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil, following Dachau's opening just over four years earlier.
Among the 11 million people who died mainly in death and concentration camps, six million were Jewish.
Berlusconi commented at a rally in Milan ahead of the European elections that concentration camps never existed for Germans.
As Germany began to lose the war in July 1944, the Schutzstaffel (SS) began closing down the easternmost concentration camps and evacuating the remaining prisoners westward.
In a statement, the prosecutor's office in VICTIMS J Prisoners Budapest said: "Laszlo Csatary deliberately provided help to the unlawful executions and torture committed against Jews deported to concentration camps.
It was the largest of the German concentration camps, designated by Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, Germany's Minister of the Interior, as the place of the "final solution of the Jewish question in Europe".
An underground effort by Poles to continue to teach children immediately emerged, with those caught punished by being sent to concentration camps or prisons.
According to the journalist, in this statement Ms Arthaud said that "the policies of the Israeli government have transformed the Palestinian Territories into concentration camps under open skies, particularly so in the case of Gaza".
If you've seen old movies from the concentration camps that was a little bit the impression, empty looks, extremely traumatised," said Haavard Larsen.
Marking the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, the theme for 2011 was Untold Stories.
The rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from certain dead in Nazi Concentration Camps is a sign of the deep historical connection between our two nations," Peres states.

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