• belsen trial

    The Perpetrators at Belsen

    At least 480 people, including around 45 women, had worked at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as guards or members of the headquarters staff. Very few ever had to answer for their crimes before a court of law.  1,646 total views

  • To Meet in Hell

    British doctor who was forced to play God in Belsen: He was one of the first to stumble on the horrors of the SS camp in a forest – now, 75 years on, a new book captures the depths of wickedness he witnessed as he struggled to decide who could be saved.  4,611 total views

  • Jim Henderson (113th LAA)

    Faded photographs which have been weathered by time still convey the brutal horrors a young soldier witnessed when he helped liberate a Nazi death camp.  5,418 total views

  • Gordon Dutton (Medical Student)

    Former consultant psychiatrist South Ockenden Hospitals, London (b Hertfordshire 1923; q Middlesex 1946; MD, FRCPsych), d 23 July 1999.  5,441 total views

  • Charles Philip Sharp (113th LAA)

    Charles Philip Sharp, known as Philip, was born on April 2, 1912, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He had a sister Mignon. Philip had been in the Territorial Army for several years when it was called to duty during the Munich crisis in summer 1938.  7,193 total views

  • History Learning Site Account

    When Bergen-Belsen was handed over to British troops in April 1945, little could have prepared them for what they saw at the concentration camp. Belsen had originally been built as a prison for those arrested in Nazi Germany itself. However, as the war in Europe drew to a close in 1945, prisoners from Eastern Europe had been moved to the camp. When the British got to Belsen on April 15th, the prisoners were in appalling conditions and between 400 to 500 were dying each day.  6,134 total views

  • Belsen Camp Layout

    Dr. William Robert Fitzgerald Collis report from the British Medical Journal 09 June 1945.BELSEN CAMP  6,653 total views