The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)


Books about Bergen-Belsen:

"In a hut for 400 people, there was one toilet, and the toilet was always out of order. Everybody suffered from diarrhoea. If we wanted to walk, there were also toilets in the field, but people could not walk, since they were ill." (From the Testimony of Joseph Melkman during the trial of Adolf Eichmann.)

Film clips from the liberation of Bergen-Belsen are included in this tape of the 1995 Yom Hashoa ceremony, held at the site of the notorious concentration camp. Holocaust deniers often claim that the only reason camp victims starved was that the Allies bombed supply lines... view these film clips and note the obviously well-fed, healthy appearance of German military and civilian personnel, and decide for yourself:

Part One (RealVideo in German and English)
Part Two (RealVideo in German)

The Belsen Trial

Excerpts from The Trial of Josef Kramer and 44 others: The Belsen Trial.

  • Opening Statement and Charges
  • Testimony concerning Water and Food
  • Testimony of Josef Kramer
  • Testimony concerning Auschwitz
  • Testimony of and concerning Irma Grese
  • "...In March American and British forces
    crossed the Rhine River in Germany
    and a few weeks later, on April 15, 1945,
    the British 11th Armoured Division
    overran Bergen-Belsen
    and liberated the concentration camp.

    But they came too late for you
    Because your heart stopped beating by then."

    From Paul Hartal, "MEETING IN BELSEN," For Anne Frank, 1929-1945.

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