First in,  Canada at Belsen

Hugh J Campbell (Lt.)

I have a photo of my father there. His platoon was the unit that found the place. He was a combat veteran but he once said to me of all the torments his mind kept reminding him of this was the most vivid. He never got over it.
hugh j campbell Belsen

Here’s the photo taken of him from a book. My Dad was a platoon commander. They have referred to him as a 2nd Lt. but he has 2 pips on his shoulder, and I know by then he was a 1st Lt. in the British Army. He was wounded 3 times in battle but remembered this horrific place the most. There were no inmate women that looked that well fed. He said they all looked like skeletons and had no hair as it was shorn off upon arrival, so I don’t know who she may be.

Rod Campbell.

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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