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Arthur Reede

My uncle was at Bergen Belsen with an engineer s crew, for a few weeks before any liberation because of the diseases that were in the camps, they had to stay out.

They passed their time by making big buckets of tea and leaving it by the fence so the people could help themselves. They were then charged with digging the lime pits, if you ever see a picture of a 19
year old on a cat with smoke around his head trying to give a burial as easy as he could to thousands of people.

Say a word for
Arthur Reede, RE,
Will be remembered for his tea bucket by a lot of survivor’s.

Lots of very special people, my thoughts are with you every day.

Robert Durrant

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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