Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

Type   Prison Camp
Historical Name of Location   Bergen, Ost-Hannover, Germany

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Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Timeline

30 Apr 1943 The construction for the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in northwestern Germany began.
29 Jun 1944 Out of about 1,100 prisoners at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany with valid entry certificates for Palestine, 221 Jews were allowed to go; they would arrive in Haifa at 1700 hours on 10 Jul.
15 Apr 1945 British troops liberated Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany, which had about 40,000 prisoners at the time.

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German soldiers made to load victims of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp onto a truck, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; note British troops in background with Sten submachine gun and Lee-Enfield riflesWomen and children, former inmates of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, huddled together in a large room after liberation, Germany, 17-18 Apr 1945A British soldier looked on while SS Guards were forced to load bodies of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp victims onto a truck, Germany, 17-18 Apr 1945A British Army bulldozer pushed bodies of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp victims into a mass grave, Germany, 19 Apr 1945; note driver had to cover nose and mouth with handkerchief
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WW2-Era Place Name Bergen, Ost-Hannover, Germany
Lat/Long 52.7578, 9.9078
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Photo Gallery
German soldiers made to load victims of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp onto a truck, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; note British troops in background with Sten submachine gun and Lee-Enfield rifles
See all 8 photographs of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp




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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935