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  Encyclopedia: Bergen-Belsen
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The Belsen Trial was one of several trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity that the Allied occupation forces conducted against former officials and functionaries of Nazi Germany after the end of World War II.
After the war, the name "Belsen" became proverbial and emotive for skinnyness of humans and confinement in suffering, and was often re-applied metaphorically to various situations, often casually and inappropriately.
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Bergen-Belsen was a concentration camp near Hanover in northwest Germany, located between the villages of Bergen and Belsen.
In 1946, Belsen served as the largest DP camp for more than 11,000 Jews; it was the only exclusively Jewish camp in the British zone of Germany.
The camp’s SS commandant, Josef Kramer, known as the "Beast of Belsen" was tried and found guilty by a British military court and was subsequently hanged.
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 Bergen-Belsen -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bergen-Belsen, sometimes referred to as just Belsen, was a (A person of German nationality) German (A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)) concentration camp in the (Click link for more info and facts about Nazi era) Nazi era.
Many of the former SS staff that survived the typhus epidemic were tried by the British at the (Click link for more info and facts about Belsen Trial) Belsen Trial.
Although the camp itself was burned to the ground, the site is today open to the public, featuring a visitors' centre, a monument to the dead, and a "House of Silence" for reflection.
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