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A former prisoner of Bergen-Belsen stands with a British sergeant next to a sign marking the site of Bergen-Belsen after the liberation of the concentration camp on April 15, 1945.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 44592

A former prisoner of Bergen-Belsen stands with a British sergeant next to a sign marking the site of Bergen-Belsen after the liberation of the concentration camp on April 15, 1945.

The original caption states, "The girl and the Sgt. The girl was a prisoner there in Belsen and was very lucky to come out alive. She showed us around the camp."

The sign was created by Arthur Reginald Price, a signwriter who was serving with the 113th Durham Light Infantry. His regiment arrived at Bergen Belsen on April 17, two days after its liberation. There, Price was tasked with producing signs for a film crew to help document the scenes, as they had no sound recording available, as well as to mark the graves and to ensure that troops were aware of the Typhus outbreak. His signature, "Price," may be seen in the upper right corner.

Date
1945
Locale
Bergen-Belsen, [Prussian Hanover; Lower Saxony] Germany
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Gerard LaBossiere
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-30 00:00:00
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