The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

75 years on

The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

75 years on

75 years on from the liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, SSAFA remembers the British Forces who rescued 60,000 starving and sick people who suffered at the hands of Nazi oppressors.  Here we have testimonies from some of the people who were there and of those who escaped the Holocaust.

The camp held Jews, prisoners of war, political prisoners, Roma (Gypsies), people deemed "asocials" by the Nazis (such as homeless, alcoholics, beggars, prostitutes), criminals, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals. Approximately 50,000 people were killed there from malnutrition, disease, neglect and murder.