• Evan Griffiths – Mobile Field Hospital

    Consultant surgeon Bridgend hospitals, south Wales, 1951-60, consultant geriatrician Wrexham Maelor Hospital, north Wales, 1961-81 (b Llanelly 1916; q St Bartholomew’s 1940; FRCSEd, FRCS), died from a myocardial infarction on 28 July 1998.  216 total views

  • History Learning Site Account

    When Bergen-Belsen was handed over to British troops in April 1945, little could have prepared them for what they saw at the concentration camp. Belsen had originally been built as a prison for those arrested in Nazi Germany itself. However, as the war in Europe drew to a close in 1945, prisoners from Eastern Europe had been moved to the camp. When the British got to Belsen on April 15th, the prisoners were in appalling conditions and between 400 to 500 were dying each day.  659 total views

  • Sarah Eckstein (Grebenau) Jewish Relief Unit

    Sarah was born in 1916, the second child of Hanoch and Helen (Sokolower) Eckstein of Warsaw, Poland. With her older brother, Morris (Moshe Zvi), the family moved to North London shortly after the end of the first World War.  234 total views

  • Hugh Llewellyn Glyn Hughes – RAMC

    Brigadier Hugh Llewellyn Glyn Hughes, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, MC, MRCS (25 July 1892 – 24 November 1973). British military officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and later medical administrator, educationalist and sports administrator. Hughes served in both the First and Second World War and is notable for his role in the care and rehabilitation of the victims of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  630 total views

  • Daniel Cummings (Padre)

    In 1922 Belfast-born Dan Cummings left home three days after his 15th birthday to begin a Juniorate at a Redemptorist College in Limerick.  153 total views

  • Jim Henderson (113th LAA)

    Faded photographs which have been weathered by time still convey the brutal horrors a young soldier witnessed when he helped liberate a Nazi death camp.  520 total views

  • Sir William Melville Arnott

    Physician, soldier and university administrator, William Melville Amott, known as ‘Melville’, was one of the last of a generation of academic physicians whose professional careers started in the 1930s when medical science was beginning to emerge as an important discipline.  321 total views