German POWs and British Royal Army Medical Corps orderlies unload ill former inmates at the cleansing station at Hohne Barracks, which acquired the nickname the “Human Laundry” following the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Stable Blocks were converted into improvised decontamination facilities. Here, former prisoners would arrive, be shaved, washed and deloused prior to being moved into the newly established hospitals within Bergen-Belsen Barracks. Bergen-Belsen…
THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, JUNE 1945. Miss S J Reekie, a British trained nurse and child welfare specialist works with the very young children in the kindergarten set up at Belsen after the liberation of the camp. All the children in the photograph were orphans.
THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, JUNE 1945. Father Vincent Fay, a British Army chaplain of 9th British General Hospital, christens a baby, Henji Dorochova, who was born in Belsen. The baby is held by his mother, Raissa from Voroshilovgrad in the Ukraine. During the British relief operation, new mothers were asked whether they wished their babies to be baptised and if so, under which religious denomination.
THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, MAY 1945. For the first time in four years, a young Czech girl and former camp inmate is able to read a newspaper while recovering in the hospital set up in Hohne Military Barracks nearby.
Soldats britanniques supervisent la distribution de vivres aux anciens détenus de Bergen-Belsen Camp de Concentration, Allemagne, 21 avril 1945 British soldiers supervise the distribution of food to former inmates of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, April 21, 1945