An overview of the camp, an indescribable pile of filth where women have to bathe themselves.
A corner in the “women hospital” where emaciated paupers, burning with fever stricken eyes, begged for salvation in death.
One of the most horrifying documents of proof. A corner in the barracks where the liberators from the first US Army found starving workers of various nationalities; corpses and dying in an unbearable atmosphere.
Two starved to death children in between big piles of corpses.
Hollow, emaciated faces look up from a wooden rack, the residence of hundreds of slave laborers.
Too weak to move.
Sergeant Alfred G. Kettner op the 9th US Army, one of the liberators, speaks in the barracks with a prisoner that shows him what remained of his strong 85 kg. body.
British POW Buchanan from Glasgow suffering from malnutrition.
Throughout hunger, disease and utter exhaustion, even dying seems difficult.
Life in the camp; in the background a wall of dead bodies.
One from the thousands of starving children led out her last breath as the liberators entered the camp.
As long as there was coal, corpses were burning in the crematorium.
Himmler’s Hell. Mass grave Belsen.
Female camp inhabitants undress the corpses. Their scarce possessions eagerly divided among the surviving.
Hundreds exceeded outside the barracks: corpses, nothing but corpses, the restraints still on their wrists and ankles.
Captured SS butchers forced with bayonets to load up the countless amount of corpses.
“ES IST NICHT WAHR!”?….
Nazi culture! Thousands and thousands of corpses.
Incredible, this image of repulsive inhumanity, seen at every spot in this camp.
Emaciated corpses. Trucks full!
4000 slave laborers were burned alive by Nazi butchers during the approach of the 7th US Army. Those who attempted to escape the flames were shot.
Liberators came…..brought new hope to tired eyes.
SS Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer, commandant and butcher of Belsen.
From an official report: “The ferocious cruelty of these female SS prison guards exceeded that over their male colleagues’.
Onwards to freedom!
A well known heroine of the underground, married only for 14 says, was excecuted alongside her husband by Nazi butchers on the fortnight of the liberation of Deventer.
Thank you, Nana Rapeblossom, for this extraordinary Christmas present.