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Alexander Findlay

Alexander Findlay (born 1908).Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Alexander Findlay, photo possibly somewhere in The Netherlands, during WW2. He was part of the British forces that, along with Canadian forces, liberated Bergen-Belsen, one of the Nazi concentration camps. It was the first camp liberated in spring 1945, and also the camp that Anne Frank was sent to. He never spoke about it.

When Alexander Findlay was born on 31 December 1908 in Banffshire, his father, James, was 45 and his mother, Ann, was 39. He married Williamina Slater on 11 March 1932 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire. They had three children during their marriage. He died on 22 March 1980 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, at the age of 71.

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter