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gulag vs. concentration camp
[ goo-lahg ]
- the system of forced-labor camps in the Soviet Union.
- a Soviet forced-labor camp.
- any prison or detention camp, especially for political prisoners.
[ kon-suhn-trey-shuhn kamp ]
- 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.
- a Nazi prison camp or death camp prior to and during World War II.