The term refers to a concentration camp inmate assigned to count the assembled prisoners during the roll calls.
   See also Appell; Appellplatz.

Historical dictionary of the Holocaust. . 2014.

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  • Appell — (Roll Call)    The most feared parts of the day in the concentration camps were the roll calls that took place at least twice daily. The inmates were forced to stand for hours at attention while they were counted and inspected for illness.… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Appellplatz —    The term refers to the central square in all concentration camps where daily roll calls took place. The roll calls generally took place in the morning and in the evening. The area was also the site where punishments, ranging from whippings to… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

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