Buchenwald

Buchenwald (bōˈkhənvältˌ) [key], village, Thuringia, S central Germany, in the Buchenwald forest, near Weimar. It was the site of a large concentration camp established by the National Socialist (Nazi) regime in 1937. It held approximately 20,000 prisoners during World War II.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Buchenwald from Fact Monster:

  • John Noble - Biography of John Noble, American captive held by the Russians for nine and a half years in the notorious slave labor camp, gulag. John Noble never new the reason fo…
  • This Day in History: April 11 - April 11 1814 Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. 1899 The treaty ending the ...
  • Bruno Bettelheim - Bettelheim, Bruno Bettelheim, Bruno , 1903–90, American developmental psychologist, b. ...
  • Imre Kertész - Kertész, Imre Kertész, Imre , 1929–, Hungarian novelist, b. Budapest. Of Jewish ...
  • Elie Wiesel - Wiesel, Elie Wiesel, Elie, 1928–, American writer, writing in French, b. Sighet, Romania. At ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: German Political Geography