Definition of death camp in English:

death camp


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

    • ‘Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp liberated 60 years ago today, is an important chapter in this history.’
    • ‘After escaping the death camp, she was recaptured.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thus a labour camp (Majdanek was originally referred to as a concentration camp) became a death camp.’
    • ‘The Nazis located the death camp two and one-half hours from Cracow, close to the intersection of train lines that cut across Europe.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Paintings by Marianne Grant, 81, tell the story of her three-year incarceration in the Nazi 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.’
    • ‘Jordan had dropped so much weight, from 180 to 104 pounds, that he looked like a survivor of a Nazi death camp.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘These soldiers surely liked to kill,’ says a 13-year-old Bosnian girl who survived the Trnopolje death camp.’