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Auschwitz

[ oush-vits ]
/ ˈaʊʃ vɪts /
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noun

a town in SW Poland: site of Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

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British Dictionary definitions for Auschwitz

Auschwitz
/ (German ˈauʃvɪts) /

noun

an industrial town in S Poland; site of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Pop: 40 686 (2007 est)Polish name: Oświęcim
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Cultural definitions for Auschwitz

Auschwitz
[ (owsh-vits) ]

An infamous concentration camp established by the Nazis in Poland. (See Holocaust.)

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