a detention facility camp established by a totalitarian dictatorship to place dissidents, ethnic or religious or other citizens, and other so-called "undesirables". Usually the prisoners are beaten up constantly, starved, tortured, forced to do hard labor and live in unsanitary filthy conditions, and eventually murdered. During the Holocaust the Nazis exterminated around 6 million Jews and 5 million "others". This included democrats, republicans, liberals, socialists, communists, Gypsies, people with disabilities, critics of fascism, homosexuals, Russians, Poles, Slavs, pacifists and much more. The inmates all got their heads shaved and were forced to wear certain badges on their clothing to identify their "offense" (yellow star, pink triangle, blue P, and so on). Some prisoners were medically experimented on, some had their body parts used to make things like book covers, lampshades, wallets, couches and wallpaper; but many more were forced to take showers of Zyklon B.
1. other fascist regimes, like that of Spain under Francisco Franco, established concentration camps.
2. when General Pinochet overthrew the government of Chile a soccer stadium in Santiago was converted into a concentration camp.
3. I saw the satellite photos of the Muslim victims in the Omarska concentration camp in the former Yugoslavia. A very terrifying and horribly brutal sight.
4. after 9/11 many people wanted to arrest and pen up in concentration camps ALL people in America of Middle Eastern and Indian descent, as well as ALL Muslims here too. History keeps repeating itself. What has mankind learned? Not a doggone thing!
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