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gulag vs. concentration camp

[ goo-lahg ]
  1. the system of forced-labor camps in the Soviet Union.
  2. a Soviet forced-labor camp.
  3. any prison or detention camp, especially for political prisoners.
[ 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.

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