kapo

09:24 Jun 19, 2018
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Polish to English translations [PRO]
Slang
Polish term or phrase: kapo
Następnego dnia od samego rana kilkuosobowa grupa więźniów pod nadzorem kapo, który w obozie nosił przydomek Krwawy Jup, stawiała na placu apelowym szubienice.

Any ideas how to translate this without going into a long explanation?
Jerry Dean
United States


Summary of answers provided
5prisoner foreman
MStanicki
4kapo
Kasia_Lucy
4prisoner functionary
Andrzej Mierzejewski


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prisoner foreman


Explanation:
według mojego słownika:

"prisoner foreman (in Nazi camps)"

dodatkowo znalazłem w słowniku ENG -> GER, że "prisoner foreman" tłumaczy się na niemiecki "Kapo" : http://transsoftware.info/transsoftware/dictionary/english/g...

Example sentence(s):
  • The farm administration divided the prisoners into four detachments, farm, poultry, a rabbit farm and a fish farm. A prisoner foreman then supervised each detachment.

    Reference: http://www.auschwitzstudygroup.com/9-english/auschwitz-sub-c...
MStanicki
Poland
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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prisoner functionary


Explanation:
as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapo_(concentration_camp)

Andrzej Mierzejewski
Poland
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Polish
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kapo


Explanation:
To określenie pochodzące z włoskiego, ale w pisowni niemieckiej, przez "k". Nie ma potrzeby tego tłumaczyć, bo się przyjęło.
Wystarczy wpisać w Google np. "Capo in Auschwitz camp" czy coś podobnego.


Example sentence(s):
  • The German commander would appoint prisoners to supervise the other inmates. They were known as ‘Kapos’.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapo_(concentration_camp)
    https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/the-camps/how-were-the-camps-run/kapos/
Kasia_Lucy
Poland
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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