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…

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…

Bergen Belsen, Germany, Former inmates cooking, 1945.

Bergen Belsen, Germany, Former inmates cooking, 1945.

Burgsteindorf, Germany, German citizens marched to the local cinema to watch films documenting the horrors of the camps, 30/05/1945. The conquering forces of the British army forced the local population to watch films about the horrors commited by the Nazi government. At the same day, around 4000 residents of the village Burgsteindorf were forced to watch a movie containing scenes from the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald

Burgsteindorf, Germany, German citizens marched to the local cinema to watch films documenting the horrors of the camps, 30/05/1945. The conquering forces of the British army forced the local population to watch films about the horrors commited by the Nazi government. At the same day, around 4000 residents of the village Burgsteindorf were forced to watch a movie containing scenes from the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp's cleansing station where, during Nazi occupation, sick inmates were washed and deloused, Germany, 1-4 May 1945

[Photo] Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp's cleansing station where, during Nazi occupation, sick inmates were washed and deloused, Germany, 1-4 May 1945

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp's cleansing station where, during Nazi occupation, sick inmates were washed and deloused, Germany, 1-4 May 1945

Bergen Belsen, Germany, Fraulein Houa, camp secretary, after the liberation.

Bergen Belsen, Germany, Fraulein Houa, camp secretary, after the liberation.

LIBERATION BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP MAY 1945 (BU 6365) Women at Belsen selecting new items of clothing from supplies provided by UNRRA and by a levy on the local population. Mrs H Tanner, an UNRRA relief worker from Grantham, assists inmates select a dress.

LIBERATION BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP MAY 1945 (BU 6365) Women at Belsen selecting new items of clothing from supplies provided by UNRRA and by a levy on the local population. Mrs H Tanner, an UNRRA relief worker from Grantham, assists inmates select a dress.

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, 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.

Bergen-Belsen, Germany, 1945, SS guards being forced to bury the Jews they murdered

Bergen-Belsen, Germany, 1945, SS guards being forced to bury the Jews they murdered

British doctor administers delousing treatment of DDT up the skirt of an embarrased looking female prisoner who is among the 60,000 prisoners just released from Bergen Belsen concentration camp after its liberation by Allied forces.  Location:	Bergen Belsen, Germany  Date taken:	May 1945  Photographer:	George Rodger

At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945

British doctor administers delousing treatment of DDT up the skirt of an embarrased looking female prisoner who is among the 60,000 prisoners just released from Bergen Belsen concentration camp after its liberation by Allied forces. Location: Bergen Belsen, Germany Date taken: May 1945 Photographer: George Rodger

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