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    Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

    Bergen-Belsen (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in what is today Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Originally established as a prisoner of war camp, in 1943 parts of it became a concentration camp. Originally this was an "exchange camp", where Jewish hostages were held with the intention of exchanging them for German prisoners of war held overseas. Eventually, the camp was expanded to accommodate Jews from other concentration camps.

    Later still the name was applied to the displaced persons camp established nearby, but it is most commonly associated with the concentration camp. From 1941 to 1945 almost 20,000 Russian prisoners of war and a further 50,000 inmates died there, with up to 35,000 of them dying of typhus in the first few months of 1945, shortly before and after the liberation.

    The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by the British 11th Armoured Division. They discovered around 53,000 prisoners inside, most of them half-starved and seriously ill, and another 13,000 corpses lying around the camp unburied. The horrors of the camp, documented on film and in pictures, made the name "Belsen" emblematic of Nazi crimes in general for public opinion in Western countries in the immediate post-1945 period.



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Belsen is a village within the German borough of Bergen (Bergen vacation rentals | Bergen travel guide) in the northern part of Celle (Celle vacation rentals | Celle travel guide) district on the Lüneburg (Lüneburg vacation rentals | Lüneburg travel guide) Heath in Lower Saxony. It lies about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Bergen and has 331 inhabitants (as at: 31 December 2000). The Belsen concentration camp was named after it. Today Belsen is dominated by the British Army camp of Hohne (Hohne vacation rentals | Hohne travel guide) (German: Lager Hohne) on the edge of Bergen-Hohne Training Area.

Belsen is a village within the German borough of Bergen (Bergen vacation rentals | Bergen travel guide) in the northern part of Celle (Celle vacation rentals | Celle travel guide) district on the Lüneburg (Lüneburg vacation rentals | Lüneburg travel guide) Heath in Lower Saxony. It lies about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Bergen and has 331 inhabitants (as at: 31 December 2000). The Belsen concentration camp was named after it. Today Belsen is dominated by the British Army camp of Hohne (Hohne vacation rentals | Hohne travel guide) (German: Lager Hohne) on the edge of Bergen-Hohne Training Area.

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More about the History of Belsen (Bergen)

Belsen was first mentioned in the records in 1235 under the name Bellenhusen. Since the district reforms of the early 1970s it has fallen administratively under the town of Bergen.

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Belsen is a village within the German borough of Bergen in the northern part of Celle district on the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. It lies about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Bergen and has 331 inhabitants (as at: 31 December 2000). The Belsen concentration camp was named after it. Today Belsen is dominated by the British Army camp of Hohne (German: Lager Hohne) on the edge of Bergen-Hohne Training Area.

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