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Definition(s):

  • (n) a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II

News

  • Day in History: Anne Frank, Lizzie Borden, Jesse Owens

    Today's Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. (Anne died the following year at Bergen-Belsen.) In 1735, a jury found John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly Journal not guilty of committing seditious libel against the colonial governor ...
    on August 4, 2013     Source: WTVY Dothan

Quotes

  1. "I think of my mother every day, two-thirds of a century after she died in the hell of the Bergen-Belsen camp," Veil said. "And it is also my father, who was deported and died in the Baltic countries, who is with me here."
    on Mar 18, 2010 By: Simone Veil Source: Reuters

  2. "The Belsen scenes were hard work - in the first three days, I'd hanged 12 people including two young actors who are both friends of my son," says Spall. "The execution chamber was an exact replica of the one at Wandsworth jail, it was...
    on Apr 7, 2006 By: Timothy Spall Source: BBC News

  3. "More than 60 years after the liberation of Belsen, Treblinka and Auschwitz, and as the last of the survivors now grow old, we simply cannot afford to forget," British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a letter publicized in the London...
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Ha'aretz

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