ka-tzetnik

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Buchenwald Prisoners 83718.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish, (KZ-nik, Kazetnik, Katsetnik, ק. צטניק (k. tstnik)) (Yiddish for inmate of a Nazi concentration camp); derived from the abbreviation KZ (pronounced as Kah-Tzet) for the German word Konzentrationslager by the addition of the suffix -nik of Slavic origin, which approximately corresponds to the English suffix "-er".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ka‧tzet‧nik

Noun[edit]

ka-tzetnik m (plural ka-tzetniks)

  1. An inmate of a Nazi concentration camp.

Usage notes[edit]

One Holocaust survivor, writer-historian Yehiel De-Nur, wrote his books under the identity Ka-Tzetnik 135633; documenting the time he spent in Auschwitz.