“A photo of my late Grandmother, Paula Mandell, after her liberation from Bergen-Belsen.” Says Michael V. Gruber
“We recently found this photo. A colleague of my fathers’ showed my father this photo a few years ago without knowing it was my father’s mother in law.”
More to follow…
ED: How fabulous to put a name to this well known photo. This famous photo doesn’t have a date. It is referenced from 1st to 4th May and is clearly in the cleaner, better conditions away from the original Belsen camp. The actual date may be several weeks later. My grandfather, Reg Price, was a liberator at Belsen and was in the womens camp for 5 weeks leaving two days after the last hut was burnt down. They got everyone out that they could to better conditions but never had the opportunity to see so many of these wonderful people get better. The unit (113th LAA) left Belsen not really knowing if they had made a difference.
He would have liked this photo of Paula too. We hope to find out more about her in due course.
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