Monday 7 December 2009

Countdown to Christmas. Day 7 - remembering Bergen-Belsen

Back in March I went over to Germany to the former concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen - it was where my grandfather had been in the liberation and felt like quite a pilgrimage for me.

It was very grim but incredibly moving and evocative.

But to meet the survivors and those paying their respects was amazing and I'm pleased I went. I sought to capture some of what i saw and learnt there on some short video's which you can see here:

Bergen-Belsen was the camp Margot and Anne Frank died in and so there is a gravestone (not at the actual spot - which is unknown) but in tribute to them and by reflection their iconic status in the holocaust legacy.

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