• 658 Air Observation Post Squadron

    Belsen (officially Bergen-Belsen) concentration camp was set up in 1940, located in modern Lower Saxony, Germany. Until 1943 the camp served exclusively as a Prisoner of War (POW) camp. In April 1943 the German Schutzstaffel (SS) took over a portion of Bergen-Belsen and converted it first into a civilian residence camp and, later, into a concentration camp. Whilst Bergen-Belsen contained no gas chambers, an estimated 50,000 people died of starvation, overwork, disease, brutality and medical experiments.  14 total views

  • Vernon James Evans

    Liberation of the camp. Pass issued on 29 July 1945 (filed aside) and photo taken with freed inmates. Vernon in the middle of photo  30 total views

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    Gilbert King, 249 Battery (Oxford Yeomanry) RA

    There were tears as the Jewish men and women once held at the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany met Gilbert King, 96, who is one of only three former soldiers still alive of those who took the camp for the Allies in April 1945.  50 total views

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    Harold Burgh (REME)

    Harold Burgh, World War II veteran and former warrant officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.  43 total views

  • Burning the Huts

    Stills from this British Pathe film show a number of personnel gathered to see the huts at Bergen Belsen burnt down.  98 total views