Concentration camp

Camp where the German police imprisoned people without a trial.

Those interned in the camps by the Nazis included Jews, Roma and Sinti (gypsies), homosexuals, communists, political opponents and prisoners of war. There were transit camps (where prisoners were held temporarily pending further deportation), labour camps (where prisoners performed forced labour), prisoner of war camps (for captured members of the Allied armed forces) and prison camps (where the regime was extremely harsh, and torture was commonplace). There were also extermination camps, where people were systematically murdered in massive numbers.

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