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Belsen

a village in NE Germany: with Bergen, the site of a Nazi concentration camp (1943--45)
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He also helped liberate the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Dover-born Mr Ralph, who lives in Essex, was watched by Dorothy, his wife of 71 years, and two of his granddaughters at the ceremony.
THE Queen has paid her respects to the tens of thousands of people who died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
When I was 17, I visited Germany with my family for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The trip was sponsored by the local German government and included a large number of survivors of the camp and several of their families.
FORTY years ago I visited Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. I was on a trip with the British Army and had travelled in convoy on large motorised 175-mm guns with the 5th Heavy Regiment from its base at Hildesheim for Nato exercises on Luneberg Heath.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and a new book reveals the role played by North East soldiers in it.
But nothing prepared him for the horrors that greeted him as one of the first soldiers to step inside Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany near the end of the Second World War.
At the same time, a British lieutenant visiting the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp wrote, "I shall remember this visit, chiefly because it brought home so much more clearly what we have been--and still are--fighting against, and it made me sure that the lives of many friends lost have been worthwhile."
I have also visited Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Niedersachsen; a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut and the Western ("Wailing") Wall in Jerusalem.
Among the many sites the rally will take in, Hugh said one of the most poignant will be a visit to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Northern Germany, where a special memorial service will be held.
In December 2012, the Turkish Embassy in Berlin opened a memorial monument to mark the Turkish citizens killed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
The gallery is an appropriate setting for the piece as late spring 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by troops, including a number from the Durham Light Infantry.
She died in 1945 aged 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany.