• Marie Brown

    Marie was born in Chorley in Lancashire in 1923. Her father was the manager of a cotton factory, but during the Great Recession, the factory closed down and the family were plunged into poverty with no social welfare safety net.  299 total views

  • Duncan Campbell

    Duncan is standing, second from left. Back of the photo says, “The Belsen Gang, Calais 45”  156 total views

  • Desmond Hawkins (Medical Student)

    Desmond Hawkins’ early medical career was heavily affected by the Second World War. As a student he was involved in the early treatment of casualties from the Normandy landings and later he was in one of the first medical teams to enter the Belsen concentration camp after its liberation.  198 total views

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    Report on Nursing Matters August 1945

    Dr. T.V. Layton SMO and Miss K. Doherty Matron, arrived at Belsen Camp from London on 11/7/45, having reported at 21 Army Group and 30 Corps Headquarters en route – as the signal notifying arrival had not been received no accommodation for U.N.R.R.A. personnel was available.  122 total views

  • Alan Willoughby, AFS

    Alan served in WWII as an ambulance driver for the British army all across Europe by way of the American Field Service. He was there for the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. He loved his country and was proud of everything he could do to support it.  202 total views