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 (bûr′gən-bĕl′sən, bĕr′gən-bĕl′zən)
See Belsen.
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(ˈbɛl zən)

locality in NW Germany: site of Nazi concentration camp (Bergen-Belsen) during World War II.
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Speaking of the tone of the DLI soldiers interview about Bergen-Belsen, David said: "The overriding emotion was anger but once they had given the interviews it was as if they put it to the back of their memory.
Michnia is suspected of serving as a guard in the Bergen-Belsen and Gross-Rosen concentration camps, and having been part of evacuating the latter camp in 1945.
It tells the story of Anne Frank's life, her time in hiding from the Nazi Germans in Amsterdam and her tragic death in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.
When Sue was growing up her aunt, who was one of the first nurses to enter the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, told her how she found the doll in the rubble there.
During yesterday's visit, the 79-year-old relived the terrible events which saw him and his family deported to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, in Germany.
The young people heard Rudi's experiences during the Second World War, including how he was sent to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen when he was just 12.
Eventually, she was found and sent to Bergen-Belsen camp, where she died just before her 16th birthday in 1945.
The pupils at Gillbrook College heard how Rudi Oppenheimer spent two years in camps as a boy, ending up in Bergen-Belsen where his parents died.
When the Allies liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, it was a defining moment in world history.
Among the speakers were Kay Fyne who came on the Kindertransport before the outbreak of the SecondWorld War and now lives in Liverpool, and Rev Leslie Hardman, who participated in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
The camp at Bergen-Belsen will forever be associated with the terrible newsreel reports of its discovery by the British in April 1945--images so horrifying they have come to symbolize the very essence of Nazi evil.
I should like to outline this process, starting first with the example of the handling of the former concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. After that, I shall sketch out some links with the development of the memorial on the site of the former Israelite School of Horticulture in Ahlem.