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David Kane (SAS)

My father, a German Jew, was there with the British SAS . He had just turned 23 and lost most of his family, including his mother, who had been deported to Łódź and murdered in Chelmno.David Kane SAS Belsen
My father’s name was David (Helwig Max Kahn) Kane. He told me about the bulldozers being used to bury the dead in the camp.

Also, told me about bringing the local villagers in to see what had been going on. They denied any knowledge, but he didn’t believe them, as the stench could be smelt for miles. Didn’t go into much more detail unfortunately, as had blocked a lot out of his memory.

Deborah Renee White

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter