• 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.  6,032 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.  2,097 total views

  • Ronald “Carl” Giles – Cartoonist. OBE

    Cartoonist,Ronald Giles,famous as simply “Giles” is remembered for his work published in the British daily newspaper, the Daily Express.In April 2000, he was voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Cartoonist of the 20th Century’.  3,357 total views

  • Mike Flanagan

    Mike Flanagan, a warm-hearted Irishman who after liberating the concentration camp Bergen Belsen, fought in the British Army in the land of Israel/Palestine and deserted in order to join Jewish fighters in the war of Independence (1948).  2,376 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.  2,817 total views

  • George Walker (113 LAA)

    The following letter was sent from Germany to a Sheffield address in May 1945. The letter was sent from a soldier who was based in the Nazi  Concentration Camp at Bergen-Belsen.  At the end of the letter the writer states “When you have read this letter you can show it to anyone who is interested enough to read it.” Well I was interested and I hope you are! BELSEN MAY 1945 Alan G Walker 11532306 370/113 LAA Regd RA 13 L.A. 20th May 1945 To all at 53 Just a few more lines hoping to find you all still enjoying the best of health as it finds me the same…

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    Jane Levy – Initial Quaker Group

    The heroic efforts of nurses and other female aid workers in the immediate aftermath of the liberation of Bergen Belsen, including the aunt of broadcaster Esther Rantzen, have been highlighted in a new piece of research.  3,705 total views