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    Julia Pirie

    Elizabeth Mary Julia Pirie, known to her family as Elizabeth but later as Julia was born at Harbury, Warwickshire July 8th, 1918.  552 total views

  • Luba Tryszynska – The Angel of Belsen

    Her own 3-year-old son had been torn from her arms and died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. But on her second night in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp, the woman who became known as the “Angel of Belsen” acted as any mother would when she heard children crying.  156 total views

  • William Dillon Hughes

    William Dillon Hughes (son of Richard Hughes and Hannah Barton) was born 23 December 1900 in Ardglass, County Down, Ireland, and died 13 December 1999.  258 total views

  • Alexander Michie (Lt Col)

    Dr Alexander Michie, from Durris on Deeside, was the first British medical officer to enter the infamous camp in April 1945 and the scenes of squalor, death and degradation he witnessed rendered him mute on what he saw there for many years.  296 total views

  • E W Blackbell (113th LAA)

    Blackbell, E W (Capt.) (113 LAA) Birth 17 Aug 1912 Sunderland, Durham, England Death 1981 Sunderland, Durham, England  122 total views

  • Think Pink?

    Following on from the initial colouring of the famous Belsen Liberation sign, we took a lot of time to ensure the colour was correct – particularly to see if the red wording was actually red.  376 total views