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The Red Cross at Belsen

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Photo Source:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Provenance: Hilde Jacobsthal Goldberg

Sadly the names of these wonderful people are currently not known

Ref 1.
Miss Cotton was in the first British Red Cross Unit which worked in Belsen after the liberation.
22 September 1954 – Shields Daily News

Ref 2. (Collis Report)
About a week after the camp was uncovered a contingent of the British Red Cross arrived and were immediately thrown into the fray, doing anything and everything that they were asked. The women, under the leadership of Sisters Silver-Jones* and Bardwell.

Correct spelling likely to be Molly Silva Jones
Bardwell : Sister Mytle Beardwell.

Ref 3.
Anthony Aspinall, leader of the British Red Cross team
British Red Cross Society – Order of St John Relief Team 113.

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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