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concentration camp vs. death camp

[ kon-suhn-trey-shuhn kamp ]
  1. a guarded compound for the mass detention without hearings or the imprisonment without trial of civilians, as refugees, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc.
  2. a Nazi prison camp or death camp prior to and during World War II.
  1. a concentration camp in which the inmates are unlikely to survive or to which they have been sent to be executed.

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