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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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British officers leading two blindfolded German officers through the British lines at Winsen, Germany for a truce negotiation in connection with the typhus-infected camp at Bergen-Belsen, Apr 1945.A Comet tank of British 11th Armored Division outside the gate of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp as British troops were first arriving at the camp, 15 Apr 1945.
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WW2-Era Place Name Bergen, Ost-Hannover, Germany
Lat/Long 52.7578, 9.9078
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Photo Gallery
British officers leading two blindfolded German officers through the British lines at Winsen, Germany for a truce negotiation in connection with the typhus-infected camp at Bergen-Belsen, Apr 1945.A Comet tank of British 11th Armored Division outside the gate of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp as British troops were first arriving at the camp, 15 Apr 1945.
See all 21 photographs of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp


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