internment camp


internment camp
A governmental euphemism for a concentration camp, especially a non-Nazi one from before or during WWII; a detention center; a relocation camp.

Historical references describe the camps as internment camps, although others favor the name relocation camps. Others, more critical of this action, refer to them as detention camps or concentration camps.


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  • internment camp — noun a camp for prisoners of war • Syn: ↑prison camp, ↑prisoner of war camp, ↑POW camp • Hypernyms: ↑camp • Hyponyms: ↑gulag * * * a prison camp for the confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, political prisoner …   Useful english dictionary

  • internment camp — a prison camp for the confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, political prisoners, etc. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • internment camp — /ɪnˈtɜnmənt kæmp/ (say in ternmuhnt kamp) noun (during wartime) a military camp for the confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • internment camp — camps for housing prisoners of war and political prisoners; camps set up by the U.S. during World War II to house people Japanese German and Italian descent (for fear that they were spies) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Frongoch internment camp — at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916 it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Missoula Internment Camp — was an internment camp operated by the United States Department of Justice during the World War II. Japanese Americans and Italian Americans were imprisoned here during this war.Fort Missoula was established near Missoula, Montana as a permanent… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil Internment Camp 7 — Das Stammlager VI K (326) (häufig auch: Stammlager 326 (VI K) Senne, kurz: Stalag 326 VI K) war von 1941 bis 1945 ein deutsches Kriegsgefangenenlager in der Senne bei Stukenbrock. Neben dem Lager Staumühle war das Lager eines der großen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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