fournil

English translation: bakehouses

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French term or phrase:fournil
English translation:bakehouses
Entered by: Denise Levin
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15:24 Oct 26, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Human Resources / prisoner-of-war forced labor camps
French term or phrase: fournil
Hi again!

To the best of my knowledge, 'fournil' means bakery - which doesn't fit into my context, though maybe I'm missing out on something.

Here's the context:

Les prisonniers furent logés pendant près de six mois dans des chenils, des urinoirs et de vieux fournils.

Thanks very much:-)
Denise Levin
Israel
Local time: 08:36
bakehouses
Explanation:
a simple search on google revealed this nugget
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/imt/proc/12-12-45.htm
"The French prisoner-of-war camp in Noggerathstrasse had been destroyed in an air raid attack and its inhabitants were kept for nearly half a year in dog kennels, urinals, and in old bakehouses. The dog kennels were 3 feet high, 9 feet long, and 6 feet wide. Five men slept in each of them. The prisoners had to crawl into these kennels on all fours. The camp contained no tables, chairs, or cupboards. The supply of blankets was inadequate. There was no water in the camp. Such medical treatment as there was, was given in the open. Many of these conditions were reported to me in. a report by Dr. Stinnesbeck, dated 12 June 1944, in which he said:

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Note added at 7 mins (2005-10-26 15:32:32 GMT)
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This is from day 18 of the Nurembourg War Crimes Trials
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Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 07:36
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Thanks so much, Kate!
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bakehouses


Explanation:
a simple search on google revealed this nugget
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/imt/proc/12-12-45.htm
"The French prisoner-of-war camp in Noggerathstrasse had been destroyed in an air raid attack and its inhabitants were kept for nearly half a year in dog kennels, urinals, and in old bakehouses. The dog kennels were 3 feet high, 9 feet long, and 6 feet wide. Five men slept in each of them. The prisoners had to crawl into these kennels on all fours. The camp contained no tables, chairs, or cupboards. The supply of blankets was inadequate. There was no water in the camp. Such medical treatment as there was, was given in the open. Many of these conditions were reported to me in. a report by Dr. Stinnesbeck, dated 12 June 1944, in which he said:

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Note added at 7 mins (2005-10-26 15:32:32 GMT)
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This is from day 18 of the Nurembourg War Crimes Trials

Kate Hudson
Netherlands
Local time: 07:36
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks so much, Kate!

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