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Entrance to the memorial. Bergen-Belsen was in operation from1940 until it was liberated April 15, 1945. Sign for visitors: "Visitors are requestet [sic] to observe the dignity of these memorial grounds and to refrain from disturbing the peace of the dead." Plan of the camp. The central obelisk and memorial wall was begun by the British military government in 1947. Distant view of memorial obelisk. Distant view of memorial obelisk. Immediately after liberation, servivors erected a large coss and conducted an ecumenical service. This is a replica of the original. The Jewish memorial was unveiled on the first anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The Jewish memorial. "Israel and the world shall remember thirty thousand Jews exterminated in the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen at the hands of the murderous Nazis. Earth conceal not the blood shed on thee!" In the foreground is the commemorative stone dedicated by the President of the State of Israel in 1987. Mass grave. Mass grave. Mass grave. Mass grave. Mass grave. Mass grave. View of the memorial site. To prevent the spread of disease, British troops burned all of the camp buildings in May of 1945. View of the memorial site. View of the memorial site. View of the memorial site. Individual memorials. Individual memorials. "Haus der Stille," a place of contemplation. Bergen-Belsen document center.
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