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Definition of "kapo" [kapo]

  • A prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp who was given food and privileges in return for supervising other prisoners doing forced labor. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."