Bergen-Belsen


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Bergen-Belsen:

see under BergenBergen,
town (1994 pop. 13,200), Lower Saxony, N Germany, 13 mi (21 km) NW of Celle. Building materials are manufactured. A North Atlantic Treaty Organization base is outside the town; a group of Neolithic dolmens is within the base. Nearby is the former site of Bergen-Belsen.
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, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Bergen-Belsen

Nazi slave labor and extermination camp. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler, 1187, 1188]
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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.
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 concentration camp.
1944: Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank were deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
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 concentration camp.
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 concentration camp.
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.