Started in 1940 as a POW camp. Later it became a concentration camp. The SS took command of it in April 1943. In March 1944 the camp was redesignated as a Recovery Camp, where prisoners of other camps too sick to work were brought.
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Bergen Belsen Memorial
Information about the memorial, such as maps, exhibitions, and publications. Site also illustrates the history of the camp for prisoners of war, concentration camp and displaced persons camp in Bergen-Belsen.
Contains photos and information on the trial.
Bergen-Belsen Camp: The suppressed story
Details the conditions of the camp, before and after the British takeover.
The Nizkor Project: Bergen-Belsen
Contains transcripts of the Belsen trial.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust: Bergen-Belsen
Contains recent photographs of the memorial.
Contains a brief history of the camp.
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