• 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.  441 total views

  • Marjorie Ashbery

    THE Post has been researching the life of a local woman, who was involved in a remarkable event in world history — the relief of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.  599 total views

  • 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.  263 total views

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    Friends Relief Service

    Following the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, relief workers and medical staff entered the camp to provide emergency support. In this blog, Education Officer Jenny Carson looks at the reflections and memories of those who made up the Friends Relief Service.  494 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.  249 total views

  • James Ernest Thompson (437 Sqn RCAF)

    My grandfather, F/O James Ernest Thompson (Ernie) of 437 sqn RCAF was there shortly after it was overrun by the Brits. His and two other Dakotas picked up Brass and Medical personell in Belgium and landed next to the camp in a field. They took some people of interest who had been prisoners there to a hospital in France before they realized the extent of the Typhus epidemic.  321 total views

  • Lt. T.D.J Finnie (13 Regt. RHA)

    My Grand-father is Maj.T.D.J.Finnie RA (Retd.) but not sure of the dates he would have been there. I’ll let you know what he says. He also wrote an article on the liberation that appeared in “Gunner” magazine, the RA magazine. He was in 13 Regt. RHA (Honourable Artillery Company).  274 total views

  • Hugh Stewart No.5 AFPU

    Major Hugh Stewart led the No 5 Army Film and Photographic Unit who entered Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on 19 April 1945, just days after its liberation.  385 total views

  • Patrick Moore. No.3 Commando

    I would like to submit my grandads details. His name was Patrick Moore, he was a rifleman in No.3 commando. He told me he was at Belsen when the bodies were being moved into pits, which he helped with. Possibly attached to 2nd army group but he didn’t give many details.  726 total views