buchenwald buchenwald  /ˈbju kɛn ˌwɑld/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in World War II that was located in central Germany

News

  • Early Calculator: Sad Story of an Inventor

    A Viennese engineer worked meticulously in a concentration camp on the world's first pocket calculator. After the war, others profited from his invention. Curt Herzstark's fate seemed to be sealed in 1943 when the Nazis sent him to Buchenwald concentration camp. But then Herzstark, the son of a Jewish industrialist, received the unexpected opportunity to become an Aryan.        
    on July 6, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "It is deeply disturbing that one of America's most powerful symbols of the memory of the Holocaust was selected as the site of the attack just days after President Obama accompanied Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel to the Buchenwald death camp,"...
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Marvin Hier Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  2. "But even at places like Buchenwald, the dignity and courage of those who endured the horrors of the Holocaust remind us of humanity?s capacity for decency and compassion," Obama said.
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Ha'aretz

  3. "Buchenwald is one example of these horrible concentration camps liberated by American troops," said Mrs. Merkel.
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Angela Merkel Source: Voice of America

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