a prison camp for the confinement of prisoners of war, enemy aliens, political prisoners, etc.
a concentration camp for civilian citizens, especially those with ties to an enemy during wartime, as the camps established by the United States government to detain Japanese Americans after the Pearl Harbor attacks.
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How to use internment camp in a sentence
More than a million Uyghurs have been detained in internment camps, according to a United Nations human rights committee, and many other Uyghurs have been targeted and hacked by state-backed cyberattacks.
FBI says Chinese authorities are hacking US-based Uyghurs | Carly Page | September 2, 2021 | TechCrunchFormer residents of the area say the government has sent their family members to internment camps, made them harvest cotton and take up other work and intimidated them into ceasing contact with the outside world.
Solar industry’s ties to China’s Xinjiang region raise specter of forced labor | Lily Kuo, Pei Lin Wu, Jeanne Whalen | June 24, 2021 | Washington PostAround 1 million Uyghurs and members of other minority groups are believed to have been held and mistreated by authorities in internment camps in Xinjiang, a northwestern region of China.
The UK’s parliament is the latest to accuse China of genocide | Annabelle Timsit | April 22, 2021 | QuartzAround 1 million Uyghurs and members of other ethnic minority groups are believed by many Western governments to have been held and mistreated by authorities in internment camps in this northwestern region of China.
Barristers, MPs, and academics are among the Brits now blacklisted from China | Annabelle Timsit | March 26, 2021 | QuartzAround 1 million Uyghurs and members of other ethnic minority groups are believed to have been held and mistreated by authorities in internment camps in this northwestern region of China.
Who are the 10 European citizens China is sanctioning? | Annabelle Timsit | March 23, 2021 | QuartzAfter a few months, her mother was ordered to an internment camp.
At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues | Sandra McElwaine | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEASTHe returned to London and was promptly arrested, as were many refugees, and sent to an internment camp.
To avoid the dreaded internment camp he had successfully passed as a Luxemburger.
War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit RooseveltWell, amongst these liberated captives was one who told a sad tale of starvation at his internment camp.
Observations of an Orderly | Ward MuirAs for the supernumeraries, Bournef and the others, we shall have them stowed away in an internment-camp before a week is past.
The Golden Triangle | Maurice LeblancAnd, like Jones, he refused to let a Nazi internment camp finish him off for good.
Dave Dawson on the Russian Front | R. Sidney BowenA cricket match was taking place near a German internment camp.
Anecdotes of the Great War | Carleton Britton CaseBrowse