• Bergen Belsen Memorial

    Despite the annual britishness tweets of the liberation of Belsen, there is no memorial at the site for all the nationalities who went to help.  2,895 total views

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    The Perpetrators at Belsen

    At least 480 people, including around 45 women, had worked at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as guards or members of the headquarters staff. Very few ever had to answer for their crimes before a court of law.  1,088 total views

  • Alexander Michie (Lt Col)

    Dr Alexander Michie, from Durris on Deeside, was the first British medical officer to enter the infamous camp in April 1945 and the scenes of squalor, death and degradation he witnessed rendered him mute on what he saw there for many years.  5,745 total views

  • Michael Lyne

    Michael Lyne joined the fire service in Bodmin when he was just 15 years old in 1942. He says: “Cornwall was a massively busy place. They did a lot of the bombing of the U-Boats pens in France from St Eval. “There were heaps of Canadians Air Force Crews. The Americans were coming and going all the time. “We had eight operational air forces in Cornwall during the war. People seemed to think that nothing happened down here. “We had a training anti-aircraft establishment at Bude, then we came down the operations airfield at Davidstow, then St Merryn, the St Eval, St Mawgan, Perranporth, Nancekuke, and then Predannick on the…

  • Thomas Gibson – Medical Student

    During early April a notice appeared in the Medical Schools of the London hospitals asking for twelve volunteers from each to make up a party of a hundred students, whose object would be to treat starvation cases in Holland under the auspices of the Red Cross.  5,354 total views

  • William Dillon Hughes

    William Dillon Hughes (son of Richard Hughes and Hannah Barton) was born 23 December 1900 in Ardglass, County Down, Ireland, and died 13 December 1999.  4,643 total views

  • E W Blackbell (113th LAA)

    Blackbell, E W (Capt.) (113 LAA) Birth 17 Aug 1912 Sunderland, Durham, England Death 1981 Sunderland, Durham, England  3,969 total views

  • Luba Tryszynska – The Angel of Belsen

    Her own 3-year-old son had been torn from her arms and died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. But on her second night in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp, the woman who became known as the “Angel of Belsen” acted as any mother would when she heard children crying.  8,145 total views