The coinage of the term ‘Moslem’ in concentration camps..

Do you know what we mean by a ‘Moslem’? A man who looks miserable, down and out, sick and emaciated, and who cannot manage hard physical labour any longer… that is a ‘Moslem.’
End quote from Man’s search for meaning.

A fascinating phenomena occurred amongst the Jewish prisoners in Aushwiets, and other Nazi camps, whereby extremely sick Jewish prisoners were branded as being a ‘Moslem’ or ‘Muselmaan’.

Sadly, there is not much documented with regards to the reasoning behind this peculiar choose of labelling. However, I found the below article attempting to shed some academic light on the possible cultural, religious, and political allusions for the term ‘Moslem’ ‘Muselmaan’:

http://religionresearch.org/closer/2015/05/04/muselmann-the-jews-who-became-muslims-in-auschwitz/

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