• Joyce Parkinson. (FRS)

    Of lasting influence on my aunt Joyce Parkinson, who has died aged 94, was the time she spent in Germany at the end of the second world war, initially with a Quaker relief team, which was one of the first civilian teams to enter the concentration camp at Belsen. Their job was to clothe, register and begin to rehabilitate survivors.  6,329 total views

  • Sol Goldberg – First Canadian Army

    Growing up the fourth of six children of a poor immigrant Jewish family in Depression-era Hamilton, Ont., Sol Goldberg had to leave high school early to help support the family financially.  6,157 total views

  • John Reynolds – Medical Student

    “It deeply affected him and his trust in human nature,” says Anne Stephenson of her father John Reynolds, one of 95 London medical students who arrived at the notorious Belsen concentration camp in May 1945 to help care for survivors wracked by disease and starvation.  6,874 total views

  • Lilian Impey (FRS)

    On the 21 April 1945, Friends Relief Service (FRS) Team 100 became one of six relief teams (five British Red Cross Commission) to enter Belsen. The team remained at the camp until the 25 May 1945. As the relief body of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), most who joined were committed pacifists.  6,665 total views

  • Eryl Hall Williams (FRS)

    On April 21st, 1945, a team from the Friends [Quakers] Relief Service arrived to help clear the camp, to comfort the many dying inmates, and to care as best they could for the surviving ones.  5,972 total views

  • Squadron Leader Ted Aplin (RCAF)

    Edwin Miller Aplin (known as Ted) emmigrated to Canada in 1930 where he met his future wife Elinor Grave Leef. They married on 4 July 1931.  6,546 total views

  • Norman Ernest Scarsbrook

    Born in August 1920, Norman had worked as a builder’s labourer before the war. He enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps and was in France with the British Expeditionary force, being evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.  5,988 total views