Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(German ˈauʃvɪts)
(Placename) an industrial town in S Poland; site of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Pop: 40 686 (2007 est). Polish name: Oświęcim
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈaʊʃ vɪts)

a town in SW Poland: site of Nazi death camp during World War II. 39,600. Polish, Oswięcim.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Auschwitz - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War IIAuschwitz - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Eva Kor survived the Holocaust and went on to call for forgiveness of Nazi perpetrators, giving tours of the death camp at Auschwitz. She set up a small Holocaust museum in her adoptive home in the US and has died aged 85, during one of her annual trips to Poland.
Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2019 --( "Fighting Auschwitz: The Resistance Movement in the Concentration Camp" by Jozef Garlinski (Aquila Polonica Publishing, September 2018) has just been named winner of the Silver Award for History, in the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition.
The testimony, known by the name The Auschwitz Protocols, is one of the most important documents about the Holocaust tragedy.Only a handful of people managed to escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp, and most of them were shot dead by the Nazis.
ON OCTOBER 24TH - 26TH 2018, Academy 360's current Year 11's visited Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
A photo of the teens making the gesture in front of the Death Gate, the entrance to Auschwitz II or Birkenau, where trains rolled through bringing thousands of Hungarian Jews to be gassed, was posted on Instagram by one of the teenagers.
I visited Oswiecim in 2011, as part of a fellowship run by the Auschwitz Jewish Center, an organization devoted to preserving and teaching about the town's rich Jewish history.
The rappers' notorious references to Auschwitz and the Holocaust in their lyrics have stirred controversy in Germany.
An Israeli teenager was arrested after he was caught urinating on a memorial commemorating victims of the Holocaust at Auschwitz this week, reports said Wednesday.
A plea for clemency from a 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been rejected, German media cited prosecutors as saying on Wednesday.
Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners' Hospital in Buna-Monowitz
Francis entered the camp on foot, walking slowly in his white robe beneath the notorious gate at Auschwitz bearing the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work will set you free).
A WOMAN aged 91 has been charged over the murders of 260,000 innocent Jews in Nazi death camp Auschwitz.