concentration camps


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to concentration camps: holocaust, Anne Frank

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is standing by her comparison between American border detention facilities and concentration camps. Speaking in a recent interview with Eyewitness News ABC7 NY, the freshman lawmaker said that she does not regret the remarks and agreed that her statements were misinterpreted.
The commemoration date, established by the Council of Europe at the initiative of numerous Roma associations, is an occasion to remember, pay respect and honor all the 500,000 Roma brutally killed in concentration camps and in other way during World War II, as well as all other victims of the Holocaust during the darkest period of human history, stated the Council of National Minorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
There have been some Americans who have been up in arms against calling these dungeons 'concentration camps' and have criticised 'efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events'.
These were concentration camps under the British watch, but disguised as a benevolent mission to civilise the Kikuyu to make them better citizens.
Now, we have AOC comparing our treatment of people in detention camps to Nazi concentration camps. Let me highlight a few differences:
It's time to stop looking away and to start calling these "centers" or "facilities" what they really are: concentration camps.
Liz Cheney, R-Wy., who criticized the freshman congresswoman for comparing detainment centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-the-u-s-is-running-concentration-camps-on-our-southern-border) concentration camps.
As at other Nazi concentration camps, the inmates at Mauthausen and its subcamps were forced to work as slave labour, under conditions that caused many deaths.
China denounced the United States on Monday for accusing it of operating concentration camps for Muslims in its far western region of Xinjiang, saying the accusations were divorced from reality.
During the visit, the boys were able to step into two re-constructed huts which would have housed hundreds of captives and gain a sense of the cramped, unhygienic and oppressive conditions in the first and one of the largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
Over 2.5 million people visited former concentration camps last year.
is believed to have belonged to the SS-Totenkopfsturmbann (Death's Head Battalion) between summer 1944 and spring 1945 at Mauthausen, part of the Nazis' vast network of concentration camps where inmates were forced to perform slave labour.

Full browser ?