Concentration Camps

Concentration camps or methods for concentrating populations for purposes of security and surveillance come in many different forms, although the first type brings to mind the camps in Nazi Germany prior to and during World War II. Concentration camps often bring up visions of the death camps of the Nazi era that resulted in the Holocaust. However, there were other types of concentration camps, although none reached the level of evil that was present in Nazi Germany when Adolf Hitler was in power. This entry examines the concentration camps used in Nazi Germany, early uses of concentrating a population, and concentration camps used by various countries with varying success after World War II.

Nazi Germany Concentration Camps

In Nazi Germany, concentration camps were initially penal facilities used ...

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