Bergen-Belsen – a remote site on Lüneburg Heath, a site of death for more than 70,000 people, and a symbol for Nazi crimes.
One name, three camps: a POW camp run by the Wehrmacht from 1940, a concentration camp run by the SS from April 1943 until its liberation, and a displaced persons camp until the summer of 1950 at the nearby former Wehrmacht barracks.
For the first time, the history of these three camps is described and documented extensively in the new permanent exhibition at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial.
A wide variety of diaries, reports and video interviews are combined to provide a vivid account of Bergen-Belsen from the perspective of the survivors and witnesses. They are presented in the exhibition together with a large number of photographs, documents and exhibits from archives and individual contributors all over the world.
This catalogue contains a representative selection of these source materials as well as all the explanatory texts from the exhibition and provides a detailed overview of the site s history.