THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945

Catalogue number
  • BU 4259
Department
Photographs
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Production date
1945-04-21
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  • object name: negative
  • object category: Photography
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Category
photographs

© IWM (BU 4259)

Object description

British troops keeping the female inmates back from attacking SS guards while they load lorries with bodies of dead inmates, 21 April 1945.

Object description

Hela Goldstein, a Polish inmate, can be seen in the middle foreground. She was born of Jewish blood in Tuszyn in central Poland which meant four years in concentration camps. She was in Łódź (Litzmannstadt) Ghetto, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen camps (in Belsen only for two weeks before British troops arrived).

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