In the months leading up to liberation, the population of Bergen-Belsen
, which was not designed as an extermination camp, had quadrupled to 60,000 and conditions worsened with a lack of water, shelter and sanitation.
Tens of thousands of prisoners from all over Europe were killed at Bergen-Belsen
or died following its liberation as a result of their treatment.
I wept through much of your account of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen
In the morning, a junior officer offered to take me to Bergen-Belsen
George, born in Hale, Cheshire, was noted for his work in Africa and for his pictures of the death camps at Bergen-Belsen
at the end of the Second World War.
In December 2012, the Turkish Embassy in Berlin opened a memorial monument to mark the Turkish citizens killed in the Bergen-Belsen
1944: Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank were deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen
1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen
British troops have entered the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen
Anne Frank died at the age of 15 in the Bergen-Belsen
Actress Lisa Faulkner also visits Germany to try to solve the puzzle of how her RAF-serving grandfather Lelly came to own photographs of some of the victims of Bergen-Belsen
The doll, called Gretchin, was picked up by a British nurse who helped liberate Bergen-Belsen
concentration camp, in 1945.
What is so unusual is that the DLI was involved in almost every major campaign of the war: France in 1940, the North African desert, the Sicilian invasion and march up the Italian peninsula, Normandy, the push east and, perhaps most dramatic if not most horrifying, the liberation of Bergen-Belsen