• Muriel Knox Doherty (Matron)

    At the outbreak of the Second World War, Muriel Knox Doherty was appointed matron of the No.3 RAAF Hospital in Richmond, New South Wales. An already distinguished Sydney nurse, she helped to establish the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAANS) in New South Wales and Queensland from 1940 – 1944 and co-authored one of the first Australian nursing textbooks Modern Practical Nursing Procedures in 1944. Muriel was awarded the Royal Red Cross Medal (1st Class) for her work.  220 total views

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    Sister Emily Harding

    Sister Emily Harding, who lived in Preston for more than 25 years, saw at first-hand the sufferings of the death camp inmates. Two weeks after Allied troops moved in, she was posted to a camp in Belsen.  157 total views

  • Alan Moore, Lt. Australian Official War Artist.

    An informal group portrait of soldiers of the Welsh Guards who liberated the Belsen concentration camp on 15 April 1945. All are unidentified except for an Australian official war artist, VX93880 Lieutenant (Lt) Alan Moore (front row, second from the left wearing a beret).  257 total views

  • Major Harold Daintree Johnson, 224 Parachute Field Ambulance

    On 15 April 1945 224 Parachute Field Ambulance was the first medical team that went into Bergen-Belsen. Below is the army description of the situation found, in efficient military language, taken from the archives of 224th Parachute Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.  189 total views

  • King Whyte. CBS News Reporter

    My father enlisted in the Canadian Army during World War Two believing it was his duty. His father served in the RAF during WWI and his grandfather served in the British military.  216 total views

  • Fusiliers Mont-Royal – Canada

    As a very young teenager, an exceptional documentary on the concentration camps had been broadcast one evening on Radio-Canada. It had been shown a on weekday at 11 o’clock at night.  204 total views

  • Hadassah Rosensaft (Bimko)

    Sunday, May 13, 1945, five days after the end of World War II in Europe, was Mother’s Day in the United States. At Bergen-Belsen in Germany, however, there was nothing for my mother to celebrate on that day as she took part in the ongoing monumental medical and humanitarian effort to save as many of that Nazi concentration camp’s critically ill survivors as possible.  135 total views

  • Tom Scholes (58th LAA)

    Tom Scholes was called up for 6 months in the First Militia, aged 21, on 17 July 1939. Those 6 months lasted some six and half years!  197 total views

  • Jack Marcovitch

    Jack Marcovitch (1923-1994) was born in Montreal, Canada. He was the oldest child of Louis and Leah (Barmash) Marcovitch who were immigrants to Canada from Bucharest, Romania. In 1946, Jack married Sarah Berbrier and had three children, Donald, Gloria and Linda.  209 total views