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Bel·sen

 (bĕl′zən) or Ber·gen-Bel·sen (bĕr′gən-)
A village of northern Germany north of Hanover. It was the site of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Belsen

(ˈbɛlsən; German ˈbɛlzən)
n
(Placename) a village in NE Germany: with Bergen, the site of a Nazi concentration camp (1943–45)

Bel•sen

(ˈbɛl zən)

n.
locality in NW Germany: site of Nazi concentration camp (Bergen-Belsen) during World War II.
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Noun1.Belsen - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War IIBelsen - a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II
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A HOLOCAUST survivor known as the "Bride of Belsen" after marrying a British officer who liberated her has died aged 95.
A HOLOCAUST survivor known as the "Bride of Belsen" after marrying a British soldier who liberated her has died at 95.
| Josef Kramer, the Beast of Belsen. The commandant of Auschwitz as well as Belsen, Kramer sent thousands to their deaths in the gas chambers.
According to Jon Savage in his landmark book, England's Dreaming, when the Pistols played "Belsen Was a Gas," it was an "awful" moment marking the show's downturn.
After D-Day, John had an extraordinary war campaign while serving with the 116th Light Ack Ack Company, Royal Artillery, and ended up as an official British War Photographer at the Belsen concentration camp.
MEMBERS of the armed forces are being asked to attend the funeral of a World War II veteran who helped liberate the Belsen Nazi death camp.
After his release he went to live with an aunt in Nottingham, but died from TB, which he had caught in Belsen, the following year later, aged 21.
Among the files released by the National Archives at Kew, west London, is an application from Harold Le Druillenec, the only British survivor found at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, who went on to give evidence at the Belsen Trials.
Tomi lost thirty-five members of his family in the Holocaust, and gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp, as well as the post-war scramble to find a new home and a career.
Mark Celinscak; DISTANCE FROM THE BELSEN HEAP; University of Toronto Press (Nonfiction: History) 32.95 ISBN: 9781442615700
Memories of Belsen will be evoked for veterans of the Durham Light Infantry when the Queen visits the former concentration camp during a state visit.