Regarding the terms kapo, sonderkommando, and judenrat - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Hannah
    • 12.07.07 | 21:49 (IDT)

    These three terms are somewhat synonomous, insofar as all three of groups provided differing services for the Nazis and against their fellow Jews. This is somewhat off the topic here; however, as various posters have brought the subject up, I herewith give a definition of 'Kapo' from the Dictionary of World War II: KAPO: A Jewish prisoner in one of the many infamous Nazi concentration camps who was, for one reason or another, given 'special privileges'--including at first (before the nature of those camps became clear to outsiders), the recruiting of new prisoners (or 'guests' as they were called), on a temporary, so-called 'trial basis.'"

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