Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Miscellaneous Ones

 One of many "Models of the Memorial and the historical grounds" dotted around Bergen-Belsen

 The famous Bergen-Belsen Monument

Replica of the huge wooden Cross erected by Polish inmates in 1945 

 I startled this fella near the SS swimming pool, but he regained his composure,
turned and began to hop-off by the time I got my camera switched on and focused. 

The three picture below were taken by some individual graves marked on the above map

I took this photo facing north-east 

Then turned 180 degrees and took this facing south-west

The Camp's Main Street

"The camp's main street, a six-metre-wide sand track, was built in 1941 during the expansion of the POW camp. It ran for more than a kilometre from the main entrance near the road to the last huts on the opposite side of the camp. ..."
The above photo was taken in the approximate position and direction marked by the arrow.

Enlargement of text and photo on above sign

The Special & Hungarian Camps

 The old road between the Special Camp (left) and the Hungarian Camp (right)

The Special Camp, which was a camp for mostly Polish Jews, who the Nazis exchanged for German Prisoners of War held by the British, was immediately next to the Hungarian Camp, which was used for the same purpose, but held Jews from Hungary. The foundations of the barracks in these two camps are still there today, Hut 9 (Special Camp) and Hut 10 (Hungarian Camp).
Museum plaque for the Special & Hungarian Camps at Bergen-Belsen.

 Close-up of the text regarding the Special Camp

Close-up of the text regarding the Hungarian Camp

The foundations of Hut 10 (Hungarian Camp)

Hut 10's foundations

Foundations of Hut 9 (Special Camp)

Museum sign before the road between Special Camp (left), and the Hungarian Camp on the right

Close-up of sign's photo and text

The Jewish Monument

The Jewish Monument is just a few feet from the tombstone of Margot and Anne Frank

The Women's Camp

Approximate area of the Women's Camp

Enlargement of the text

Most of the mass-graves at Belsen are located within what was the former Women's Camp, the
photo below was taken in the approximate position and direction indicated by the red arrow 

The Obelisk & Wall of Inscriptions


The "Grave" of Anne Frank

Anne Frank died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen, she is buried in one of the several mass graves at the site, but there is a tombstone dedicated to her and her sister Margot.