Camps dedicated to the efficient murder of Jews and other victims; e.g. Auschwitz-Birkenau,Belzec, Chelmo, Madjanek, Sobibor, Treblinka. The term was also used for concentration camps where thousands died of starvation and disease.
A location designated for extermination of people, or where severe and forced working conditions led to many deaths.
a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed
A term for concentration camps where conditions led to many deaths such as Bergen-Belsen as well as extermination camps like Treblinka.
Nazi extermination centers where Jews and nonJews were brought to be put to death as part of Hitler's Final Solution.
A camp whose basic purpose was to kill Jews. Gas chambers were built especially for that use. There were six death camps, all in Poland. Auschwitz was the largest camp. It was both a death camp and a concentration camp.
Term widely used to describe both extermination camps, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka, where people were murdered in assembly-line style by gassing, and concentration camps such as Bergen-Belsen and Dachau, without gas chambers but where thousands were killed by starvation, disease, and maltreatment.
Nazi extermination centers where Jews and other victims were brought to be killed as part of Hitler's Final Solution.