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The difference between Nazi concentration and labor camps?

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June 28, 2014 1:23PM

A labor camp was basically a sort of special prison where inmates were forced to do hard labor.

"Concentration camp" is the larger umbrella term for all Nazi-run camps (the term actually predates Nazism). Subtypes of concentration camps include labor camps, transit camps (where inmates are collected and transferred elsewhere), prisoner of war camps (where captured enemy soldiers were kept) and extermination or death camps (where inmates were simply killed).