Vivian Dantell

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Vivian Dantell of “Abbot’s Wood” Speen, Aylesbury, Bucks
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IWM photos. Ref BU6366
Ref. Miss V Dantell, an UNRRA relief worker, helps former camp inmate, Livia Crammer from Budapest find a suitable pair of shoes. After being bare-footed for years, inmates often found the shape of their feet had changed and struggled to find comfortable shoes.

ED: It may have been too early at Belsen for UNRRA and Vivian may have been part of another volunteer organisation. Hopefully more to discover…

Vivian also appears in cine film, helping inmates off a truck – we’ll add a still in due course.

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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