Auschwitz

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Auschwitz, the German name for the town known in Polish as Oświęcim, which the concentration camp was near.

Old Market Square in Oświęcim.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯ʃ.vɪts/, /ˈaʊ̯ʃ.wɪts/

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz

  1. A city in Poland, also called Oświęcim.
  2. A former concentration camp in what is now Poland; used metonymically for Nazi evil, the Holocaust.

Translations[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaʊ̯ʃvɪts/

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz

  1. Auschwitz; Oświęcim (town)
  2. the former concentration camp located near Auschwitz

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz f

  1. Auschwitz (city in Poland)

Proper noun[edit]

Auschwitz m

  1. Auschwitz (concentration camp)