Bergen-Belsen

The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp by George Rodger

The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp by George Rodger

With the outbreak of the Second World War, Rodger had a strong urge to chronicle the war. His photographs of the Blitz gained him a job as a war correspondent for Life magazine, based in the United States. Rodger covered the war in West Africa extensively and, towards the end of the war, followed the Allies’ liberation of France, Belgium…
Vintage: Bergen-Belsen Nazi Concentration Camp Guards

Vintage: Bergen-Belsen Nazi Concentration Camp Guards

When British and Canadian troops finally entered¬†Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in northern Germany they found over 13,000 unburied bodies and (including the satellite camps) around 60,000 inmates, most acutely sick and starving. The prisoners had been without food or water for days before the Allied arrival partially due to the allied bombing. In the period immediately preceding and following liberation, prisoners…