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James Gosling

An extract from a 1986 interview with Norfolk born James Gosling, describing his memories of the Second World War. During his interviews, Mr Gosling shared his first-hand experiences of assisting with the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp in northern Germany.
In this extract, Mr Gosling describes his experience of assisting with the liberation of Bergen Belsen, not being allowed to enter the camp due to the widespread of disease, and his shock at the scenes he encountered.

This interview is archived at Norfolk Record Office, from the collection MC3309, The Records of Patricia Daniels(NRO MC3309 – 2-39 I1 S1). This collection has been digitally preserved through the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage audio preservation project.

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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: you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter