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Jack Marcovitch

Jack Marcovitch (1923-1994) was born in Montreal, Canada. He was the oldest child of Louis and Leah (Barmash) Marcovitch who were immigrants to Canada from Bucharest, Romania. In 1946, Jack married Sarah Berbrier and had three children, Donald, Gloria and Linda.Liberation of Bergen Belsen

On November 4, 1942, Jack enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and served oversees. When Jack viewed this film many years later, he said “I can smell it.” He said he wanted to shoot the commandant but his peers were yelling “Don’t do it Jackie.” He remarked that what he saw was indescribable.

Picture still dated April 16th

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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