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Kapo

or ka·po

[kah-poh]
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noun
  1. a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was given privileges in return for supervising prisoner work gangs: often a common criminal and frequently brutal to fellow inmates.

Origin of Kapo

< German, perhaps shortening of French caporal corporal2
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Historical Examples

  • Alia was responsible for ideological affairs, Kapo for organizational matters, and Spahiu for the state administration.

    Area Handbook for Albania

    Eugene K. Keefe

  • Ke-ao-mele-mele took gifts, went to Kapo, made offerings, and thus for the first time secured a goddess for the hula.

  • Kapo taught Ke-ao-mele-mele the chants and the movements of the different hulas until she was very skilful.