Definitions for "Extermination camp"
A location to which Jews and other POW's were deported, in order to be executed by efficient mass assembly-line killing methods. The main camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka, were located in occupied Poland.
Place for assembly-line style killing of Jews as part of the Sonderbehandlung (special treatment) involved in the final solution. In German, Vernichtungslager. The six camps were Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobibor, Maidanek, Chelmno and Belzec. Jews arrived under the guise of "resettlement" or "deportation."
When Hitler and the Nazis attempted to exterminate the Jews, they created these camps to mass murder the Jews and the other "undesirables" in Europe during the Holocaust.