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Maidanek

[mahyd-n-ek, mahy-dah-nek] /ˈmaɪd nˌɛk, maɪˈdɑ nɛk/
noun
1.
a Nazi concentration camp in eastern Poland, near Lublin.
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Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on the southeastern outskirts of the city of Lublin, Poland. In October 1941 it received its first prisoners, mainly Soviet prisoners of war, virtually all of whom died of hunger and exposure. Within a year, however, it was converted into a death camp for Jews, transported first from Bohemia and Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) and then from Poland, The Netherlands, and Greece.

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