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In the Holocaust satellite camps were smaller subcamps of major concentration camps. For example, Auschwitz had about 35 of them.

to be exact they had 45 of them

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What is the difference between concentration camps and satellite camps?

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Was slavery during world war 1 or world war 2?

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