Iconic Photo: He made it…

A young Jewish boy, recently liberated from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and suffering from typhus, recovers in his new cot in No. 3 Camp. He has been bathed, deloused, reclothed and put into a clean cot. When British and Canadian troops finally entered Bergen-Belsen on 15 April 1945, they found over 13,000 unburied bodies (including the satellite camps) and around 60,000 inmates, most acutely sick and starving. The prisoners had been without food or water for days before the Allied arrival partially due to allied bombings. In the period immediately preceding and following liberation, prisoners were dying at a rate of around 500 per day, mostly from typhus and starvation. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, near Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany. 20 April 1945.


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