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A “camp” is a concept that derives initially from the accommodation of soldiers and prisoners of war in the military. “Camps” are characterized by spatial and social isolation and the attempt to control its inhabitants. The National Socialist regime maintained concentration camps, work camps and extermination camps. In the aftermath of the Second World War, refugees, expellees and displaced persons lived in “camp” structures, often on the grounds of former concentration camps. Today, “camps”, usually run by refugee relief organisations, have become the global standard of accommodation for refugees. The use of the term “camp” to describe the accommodation of refugees or migrants is problematic due to the term’s historical connotations. Therefore, the term is often put in quotation marks.