[boo-kuh n-wawld, boo k-uh n-; German bookh-uh n-vahlt]


site of a former Nazi concentration camp in central Germany, near Weimar.

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Contemporary Examples of buchenwald

  • A member of the Resistance in World War II, he survived internment in Buchenwald, Mittelbau-Dora, and Bergen-Belsen.

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    The Deaths You Missed This Year

    Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson

    December 30, 2013

  • My father spent his teens in Auschwitz and was liberated in Buchenwald.

Historical Examples of buchenwald

  • As they glided under the dark arch of the Buchenwald, Leopold spoke again.

    The Princess Virginia

    C. N. Williamson

British Dictionary definitions for buchenwald



a village in E central Germany, near Weimar; site of a Nazi concentration camp (1937–45)
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