Camp prisoner forced to oversee other prisoners.
German] prisoner-trusty in concentration camp
Derived from the Italian word for head, it was a concentration camp inmate appointed by the SS to be in charge of a work gang or block.
Prisoners forced under threat of death to supervise and intimidate, often violently, their fellow prisoners into complying with the supervisor's demands.
a Jew with a whip
Short for Kameraden Polizei, these were prisoners forced to supervise their comrades and act violently less they themselves be killed.
Overseer of work duties at concentration camps, usually a criminal from within the camp.
Abbreviation for Kameraden Polizei or "Comrade Folice." Kapos were prisoners, Jewish and non-Jewish, who were selected by German guards to oversee labor details or their barracks in the concentration and labor camps. They became as violent or more violent than the Germans. Had they acted less violently, they would have been murdered, too.
(un kapo) Leader of the block or barracks in concentration camps. Recruited by the Nazis, the Kapos were often Jews. They were so chosen so as to create dissent among the camp internees.
A concentration camp prisoner put in charge of a group or work detail of fellow prisoners
Kapo was a term used for certain prisoners who worked inside the Nazi concentration camps during World War II in various lower administrative positions. The German word may also mean "foreman" and "non-commissioned officer", and is derived from French for "Corporal" (:fr:Caporal) or the Italian word capo. Kapos received more privileges than normal prisoners, towards whom they were often brutal.