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 (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.


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


(ˈbɛl zən)

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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The tactless song about the Belsen concentration camp, written by bassist Sid Vicious, talked about Jews' graves and "fun" in consecutive lines.
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.
We drove through the delightful village of Belsen on a road through a forest that was long and straight and recalled black and white newsreels of prisoners trekkin g their way to captivity.
One of his most shocking findings was a nearby barracks with a 200-bed hospital, tons of food and a bakery capable of producing 60,000 loaves a day -y NOW: Leonard - ample to save Belsen inmates but denied to them by the Germans.
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Belsen survivor Mady Gerrard spoke in honour of British officer Lieutenant John Randall, who liberated her from Belsen in April 1945 when she was 15.
Mady Gerrard is herself a holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz and Belsen camps who came to Wales from Hungary 58 years ago.
It also happened to be adjacent to Belsen concentration camp.