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 Bergen-Belsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The total number of deaths at Bergen-Belsen from 1943 to June 1945 were about 50,000.
It was in Lower Saxony, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle.
Belsen was created in 1940 as a POW camp. /wiki/Bergen-Belsen   (842 words)

When SS chief Heinrich Himmler learned of the typhus outbreak at Bergen-Belsen, he immediately issued an order to all appropriate officials requiring that "all medical means necessary to combat the epidemic should be employed...
Belsen was in the beginning bearable and we had bunks to sleep on, and a small ration of soup and bread.
Belsen became severely overcrowded as the number of inmates increased from 15,000 in December 1944 to 42,000 at the beginning of March 1945, and more than 50,000 a month later. /jhr/v15/v15n3p23_Weber.html   (4869 words)

Bergen-Belsen was a concentration camp near Hanover in northwest Germany, located between the villages of Bergen and Belsen.
Most of Bergen-Belsen’s DPs immigrated to Israel, the United States and Canada.
The camp& SS commandant, Josef Kramer, known as the "Beast of Belsen" was tried and found guilty by a British military court and was subsequently hanged. /jsource/Holocaust/Belsen.html   (940 words)

 FORWARD : Arts & Letters
Menachem Z. Rosensaft, a partner in the law firm Ross and Hardies and a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, is one of more than 2,000 children born in the displaced persons camp of Bergen-Belsen.
The story of Belsen, as reflected in the exhibition, is an integral element of the history of the Holocaust.
After 1,117 Belsen survivors had been taken to the Red Cross camp of Lingen near the Dutch border, where conditions were far worse than in Belsen, he demanded that they be allowed to return to Belsen. /issues/2002/02.11.15/arts3.html   (1029 words)

 BBC NEWS World Europe Liberation of Belsen commemorated
One of the reasons the Germans agreed to surrender Belsen was because so many of the inmates were diseased.
Dr Sacks said the images from Belsen "belong to the defining images of human history".
The UK's Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks and Gen Sir Mike Jackson, Chief of the General Staff, spoke in Hyde Park, alongside Belsen survivors and liberators. /1/hi/world/europe/4445529.stm   (488 words)

In April 1943 the Nazis created Bergen-Belsen in Lower Saxony near the city of Celle as a transit center - Bergen-Belsen was never officially given formal concentration camp status.
But the second commandant, SS-Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer, nicknamed the Beast of Belsen, completed the transformation of Bergen-Belsen into a regular concentration camp.
Josef Kramer's most recent assignment had been at Auschwitz-Birkenau. /new_page_5.htm   (166 words)

 Bergen-Belsen --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Nazi German concentration camp near the villages of Bergen and Belsen, about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Celle, Germany.
It was established in 1943 on part of the site of a prisoner-of-war camp and was originally intended as a detention camp for Jews who were to be exchanged for Germans in Allied territory. /ebi/article-9317374   (502 words)

 Bergen Belsen Camp Description
The camp of Bergen-Belsen, located near the towns of Bergen and Belsen in Saxony, northern Germany, got its start in 1940 as a P.O.W. camp for French and Belgian prisoners.
In 1941, the camp was renamed Stalag 311 and housed some 20,000 Russian prisoners.
But she didn't know [that her father was alive], and so she had really nothing to live for." /projects/holocaust/bergendes.htm   (638 words)

At the Bergen-Belsen Trial she got imprisonment for 10 years.
On April 15, 1945, the British army liberated Belsen.
His incumbency had earned him the nickname the Beast of Belsen. /Bergenbelsen.htm   (1129 words)

 Bergen-Belsen concentration camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bergen-Belsen, (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in Lower Saxony, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle.
In 1942 Bergen-Belsen became a concentration camp; it was placed under SS command in April 1943.
The total number of deaths at Bergen-Belsen from 1943 to June 1945 was about 50,000. /wiki/Belsen   (1129 words)

The Trial of Josef Kramer and 44 others: The Belsen Trial
This is the incredible true story of a woman whose compassion saved more than 50 children from the horrors of the Holocaust. /hweb/camps/bergen-belsen   (110 words)

Bergen-Belsen was a concentration camp near Hanover in northwest Germany, located between the villages of Bergen and Belsen.
Most of Bergen-Belsen’s DPs immigrated to Israel, the United States and Canada.
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. /jsource/Holocaust/Belsen.html   (940 words)

 Bergen Belsen: Commemoration Project
How to Contact The Bergen Belsen Authorities Now-a-aays: /INDBERG.HTM   (8 words)

Bergen-Belsen DP camp was established in a defunct German army camp near the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, whose barracks had been burned as a health precaution.
Though Bergen-Belsen was the only all-Jewish camp in the British zone of Germany, the camp's survivors struggled with the British policy of denying Jews status as a distinct group for nearly a year before securing an exclusively Jewish community.
Survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp organized political, cultural, and religious activities just weeks after liberation. /museum/exhibit/online/dp/camp1.htm   (480 words)

The camp was destroyed to check the spread of disease and try to erase the horror so all that remains is a large field, the monuments and the mounds over the the buial pits.
It was initially used as a POW camp but by the fall of 1944 had become a concentration camp for Jews, Homosexuals, Gypsies and Political Dissidents.
When the British forces liberated the camp on April 15, 1944 there were so many bodies lying in piles that they were forced to dig large pits and push them in with bulldozers. /~mbrown/Travel/Bergen-Belsen/bergen-belsen.html   (425 words)

 Bergen-Belsen: Nazi Concentration Camp near Belsen, Germany, used both as a transitory camp and prison for Jews, dissidents, Soviet POWs and French/Belgium populations.
Bergen-Belsen: Nazi Concentration Camp near Belsen, Germany, used both as a transitory camp and prison for Jews, dissidents, Soviet POWs and French/Belgium populations.
In 1933, established as a prison and 're-education' center, the camp's population was 4800 rising by 1937 to 13,260.
Dachau was one of the first 4 German Concentration camps founded in 1933 and staffed by the SS Death headers. /camps/dachau.html   (479 words)

 Bergen-Belsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (1942-1945), initially a POW camp from 1940-1942.
Bergen-Belsen DP camp, a displaced persons camp set up by British forces in 1945 near the site of the concentration camp.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. /wiki/Bergen-Belsen   (104 words)

In March 1944, prisoners from other concentration camps who were too ill or no longer able to work were brought to Bergen-Belsen.
The "prisoners' camp" housed Jewish prisoners brought from the Natzweiler-Struthof and Buchenwald concentration camps to construct the camp.
Prisoners in the "star camp" were not required to wear camp uniforms, but instead had the Star of David sewn onto their clothing (thus the camp's name). /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005224   (691 words)

 Bergen Belsen Camp Description
The detention camp held prisoners brought from other camps to construct Bergen-Belsen.
A childhood friend imprisoned in the camp, Lise Kostler, recounted her reunion with Anne in 1945 in Bergen-Belsen, in the 1996 film, Anne Frank Remembered.
On April 15, 1945, Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the Allied 21st Army Group, a combined British-Canadian unit. /projects/holocaust/bergendes.htm   (638 words)

 Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp - photo's, some by me, and text
After the war the British Army were looking for recruits to assist them in their mission to the liberation of Bergen Belsen.
Camp Commandant Bergen Belsen, arrested by a British Soldier
Belsen, like the other concentration camps was established to hold what were considered, by the Nazi regime, as undesirable people, ranging from Jews to relatives of famous German citizens who had fled overseas. /ww2/belsen.html   (3030 words)

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 Interview with Sir Brian Urquhart - p. 3 of 8
We were quite far ahead and we got to the Belsen concentration camp, which was a very large one, more or less by mistake because we didn't get the radio message telling all the troops to stop.
And the first thing I saw about Belsen was when we were driving along a little country road and there was a big, high fence in the distance on a corner in the road with what appeared to be logs stacked inside it.
And then we said to the Jewish doctors, "Who is the commandant of this camp?" "Oh," they said, "He's still here, he's in the SS barracks which are outside the camp." So we went down there and there was this person who later became very famous as the "Beast of Belsen." He was called Krämer. /UN/Urquhart/urquhart3.html   (961 words)

 Bergen-Belsen Liberation Sign and Photos
Bergen Belsen was the first death camp entered by the Western allies and first-hand accounts of mass graves,
After liberation, the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen became the site of a displaced persons' camp, the British army medical corps helping in the physical rehabilitation of the former prisoners.
Women survivors in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp peel potatoes on April 28, 1945. /Bergen-Belsen_liberation.html   (218 words)

 Excerpts from The Belsen Trial (1/5)
So far as one knows, Belsen was originally a small camp, a transit camp, but at the end of November of last year Josef Kramer, who had been in the concentration camp service throughout the period of Nazi ascendancy, having joined as a volunteer in 1932, was called to Berlin.
In Berlin he saw the head of the concentration camp service and was told that Belsen was to become a convalescent camp for sick persons from concentration camps, factories, farms, displaced persons from the whole of northwest Europe.
If you are satisfied on the evidence that these conditions did exist in Belsen and in Auschwitz, then the Prosecution have amply made out a case against each one of those prisoners who took an active part at either of those camps, however small it may be. /hweb/camps/bergen-belsen/belsen-trial-01.html   (578 words)

 Canadian Jewish News
Thirty-two Canadians, several of whom were born in Bergen-Belsen after World War II when it was was used as a displaced persons camp, attended the ceremony, which was organized by the Lower Saxony ministry of education in conjunction with the World Federation of Bergen-Belsen Associations, headed by Sam Bloch.
Simon Veil, the former French cabinet minister and president of the European Union who spent several months in Bergen-Belsen, spoke of its horrors and of the exultation of being liberated.
The camp, now a memorial and documentation centre, was liberated by British and Canadian troops on April 15, 1945, some three weeks before Germany´s official surrender. /viewarticle.asp?id=6187   (1115 words)

 Survivors mark Bergen-Belsen camp liberation. 16/04/2005. ABC News Online
Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, where 70,000 people died, have gathered for a low-key ceremony to mark their liberation by British troops 60 years ago to the day.
The Nazis opened Bergen-Belsen in 1940 and the first convoys of French and Belgian prisoners of war began arriving.
The camp near Hanover in northern Germany was the first to be liberated by British troops on April 15, 1945, just weeks before Nazi Germany surrendered. /news/newsitems/200504/s1346607.htm   (494 words)

 Belsen - World news from The Times and the Sunday Times - Times Online
Remarks at a Commemorative Ceremony at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Interior of one of the huts at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated by British forces on 15   (200 words)

 Jürgen Graf: National Socialist Concentration Camps: Legend and Reality
While the number of internees in the camps still amounted to 27,000 in October of 1933, their numbers fell to 7,000 by February 1934 as a result of the rapidly relaxing political situation[20] and then remained quite stable, although in addition to political prisoners hardened criminals ("Berufsverbrecher") and "Asocials" (tramps, beggars etc.) were interned too.
In Buchenwald or Dachau camps, the responsibility incumbent upon the camp officials [recruited from] the ranks of the politicals was allocated as skillfully as possible; many SS - attacks were nipped in the bud, sabotaged or robbed of their effectiveness by passive resistance.
The main reason for the mass deaths in 1945, however, was not starvation, but epidemics, caused by the evacuation of the eastern camps, which in turn spread epidemic diseases to the overcrowded western concentration camps and could not be brought under control as a result of wartime conditions. /GB/Books/dth/fndGraf.html   (12793 words)

 Bergen-Belsen camp
The liberation of the camp was late in coming because Bergen was located in the heart of the Reich.
The camp was originally designed to accomodate about 10 000 Jews which would be exchanged.
The SS abandoned the camp and left the prisoners to fend for themselves without food... /lycees/malraux/resistance/ebergen.html   (222 words)

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