A prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp who was given food and privileges in return for supervising other prisoners doing forced labor.(noun)
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Use "kapo" in a sentence
"As a Jew, his mailbag since 9 / 11 has also included letters from readers who denounce him as a self-hater (later, at this office, he shows me one of these: its author, an MD with a Florida postcode, accuses him of being a 'kapo' - the kapo were concentration camp prisoners who worked for the Nazis in exchange for meagre privileges)."
"B. RaekeYelverton, EnglandYour translation of the word "kapo" in the Feb. 18 article "Berlusconi, Take Three" is wrong."
"If the 71-year-old former prime minister wins again — he's the front runner — he faces a new world, in which his reputation for sexist (he once invited foreign investors to consider Italy because of the beautiful secretaries) and racist (he called a German European Parliament member "kapo," slang for concentration-camp prisoner) comments could play badly with key allies."