The SS-Guards of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp load the prisoners’ corpses into a truck escorted by British soldiers

The SS-Guards

SS-Guards from the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp loaded the corpses of dead prisoners in a truck escorted by British soldiers.
With a white bandage on his hand – SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Klein.
On April 15, 1945, the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated by the 21st army group of the allied forces (united anglo-canadian unit). When cleaning the campsite from corpses and the burial of bodies, SS soldiers were forbidden to use gloves, despite the serious threat of typhoid fever. Because of this, 20 of the 80 camp guard members of the SS team died.

In all, over 70,000 prisoners have died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during its existence.


Source of photo information:

  1. www.theatlantic.com




Location: Belsen, Germany
Date: April 27, 1945

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