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Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)

Works: 890 works in 1,233 publications in 9 languages and 20,156 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Diaries  History  Documentary films  Biographical films  Personal narratives‡vAustralian 
Classifications: DS135.G5, B
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Publications about Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Most widely held works about Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
    Four perfect pebbles : a Holocaust story by Lila Perl( Book )
    11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 2,120 libraries worldwide
    Marion Blumenthal Lazan's memoir of the devastating years that shaped her childhood
    After daybreak : the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945 by Ben Shephard( Book )
    14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
    A documentary filmmaker draws on Allied records, diary excerpts, and the testimony of survivors to describe the 1945 liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by the British, exploring the humanitarian and medical issues surrounding the camp's liberation
    Childhood by Jona Oberski( Book )
    23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 937 libraries worldwide
    A rediscovered masterpiece: an unblinking view of the Holocaust through a child's eyes. Told from the perspective of a child slowly awakening to the atrocities surrounding him, Childhood is a searing story of the Holocaust that no reader will soon forget. As five-year-old Jona waits with his mother and father to emigrate from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to Palestine, they are awakened at night, put on a train, and eventually interned in the camps at Bergen-Belsen. There, what at first seems to be a merely dreary existence soon reveals itself to be one of the worst horrors humanity has ever created. A triumph of heartrending clarity and dispassionate amazement, Childhood stands tall alongside such monuments of Holocaust literature as The Diary of Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel's Night, and Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz
    Between two streams : a diary from Bergen-Belsen by Abel J Herzberg( Book )
    7 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 604 libraries worldwide
    At the height of the Holocaust it was Nazi policy to preserve small groups of privileged Jews for possible use in exchanges with allied-held German civilians. Held in the special Sternlager at Bergen-Belsen their privilege amounted to being kept alive rather than gassed, although 70 per cent of the internees perished before the camp's liberation, victims of disease, starvation, beatings or sheer despair. One such privileged internee, Abel Herzberg, a Dutch lawyer and writer, managed in the hell of Bergen-Belsen to keep a diary which chronicles the reality of daily existence in the camp, with its grotesquely dehumanizing conditions and the magnanimity and pettiness which they engendered. He describes the relations between inmates and the civic code of the internees
    The last train : a Holocaust story by Rona Arato( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
    In a story based on the life of the author's husband, little Paul and his family, Hungarian Jews, are sent to Bergen-Belsen, survive many hardships, are put on a train to nowhere, and rescued by American soldiers
    Steal a pencil for me by Jeroen Krabbé( visu )
    4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
    A compelling documentary feature film about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable suffering. 1943: Holland is under total Nazi occupation. When the Jews are being deported, Jack, his wife Manja, and his new love, Ina, find themselves living in the same barracks in a concentration camp. When Jack's wife objects to the relationship, in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which gives them the strength to survive the war
    From a world apart : a little girl in the concentration camps by Francine Christophe( Book )
    9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 340 libraries worldwide
    Christophe and her mother were caught while trying to flee France and spent years in French camps before being deported to Bergen-Belsen in 1944
    Inherit the truth : a memoir of survival and the Holocaust by Anita Lasker-Wallfisch( Book )
    1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
    "In the years following her liberation from the Nazi death camp, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, like most survivors of the Holocaust, struggled to build a normal life for herself. Decades later, she realized that in her efforts to achieve normality she had not spoken to her children or her grandchildren of her terrifying odyssey. Her memoir of the period between 1939 and 1945 was written for them so that they would Inherit the Truth." "This is the story of the destruction of a talented Jewish family and of the survival of two young sisters against all the odds."--BOOK JACKET
    Letters from Belsen 1945 : an Australian nurse's experiences with the survivors of war by Muriel Knox Doherty( Book )
    2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
    A collection of letters in which Muriel Knox Doherty chronicles the experiences she had serving as Chief Nurse after British troops arrived at Belsen concentration camp in April, 1945
    Keeping the promise : a Torah's journey by Tami Lehman-Wilzig( Book )
    4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Hebrew and held by 283 libraries worldwide
    A small Torah scroll passes from a Dutch rabbi, to a Bar Mitzvah boy during the Holocaust, to the first Israeli astronaut
    Bergen-Belsen : vom "Aufenthaltslager" zum Konzentrationslager, 1943-1945 by Eberhard Kolb( Book )
    10 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in German and Dutch and held by 281 libraries worldwide
    Om koncentrationslejren Bergen-Belsen og erindringer derfra
    Appel is forever : a child's memoir by Suzanne Mehler Whiteley( Book )
    2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
    The author describes her experiences during the Holocaust between the ages of five and nine, in Amsterdam, as a prisoner in the Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and eventually in the United States
    Distance from the Belsen Heap : Allied Forces and the Liberation of a Nazi Concentration Camp by Mark Celinscak( Book )
    5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
    The Allied soldiers who liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 were faced with scenes of horror and privation. With breathtaking thoroughness, Distance from the Belsen heap documents what they saw and how they came to terms with those images over the course of the next seventy years. On the basis of research in more than seventy archives in four countries, Mark Celinscak analyses how these military personnel struggled with the intense experience of the camp; how they attempted to describe what they had seen, heard, and felt to those back home; and how their lives were transformed by that experience. He also brings to light the previously unacknowledged presence of hundreds of Canadians among the camp's liberators
    Belsen : the liberation of a concentration camp by Joanne Reilly( Book )
    1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
    Law reports of trials of war criminals ( Book )
    4 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
    The children's house of Belsen by Hetty E Verolme( Book )
    6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 218 libraries worldwide
    The experiences of Hetty, who with her brothers, was sent to the Children's House, within Belsen concentration camp, following the German invasion of the Netherlands
    Belsen in history and memory by David Cesarani( Book )
    4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
    Drawing on documentary and oral sources in Yiddish, Hebrew, German, Dutch and French, this book challenges many sterotypes about Belsen, and reinstates the groups hitherto marginalized or ignored in accounts of the camp and its liberation
    Parallel lines by Peter L Lantos( Book )
    10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 185 libraries worldwide
    This is a story of a young boy’s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. Accompanied by his parents, he found himself uprooted from the cocoon of a secure family home in the wave of deportation of Hungarian Jews during the Nazi occupation. Unlike other books dealing with this period, this is not a holocaust story, but a child’s recollection of a journey full of surprise, excitement, bereavement and terror. Yet this remains a testimony of survival, overcoming obstacles which to adults may seem insurmountable but to a child were just part of an adventure and, ultimately, recovery. After having established a career in the West, the author decided to revisit the stages on his earlier journeys, reliving the past through the perspective of the present. Along the way, ghosts from the past are finally laid to rest by the kindness of new friends
    Diary of Bergen-Belsen by Hanna Lévy-Hass( Book )
    4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
    "Hanna Lévy-Hass, a Yugoslavian Jew, emerged a defiant survivor of the Holocaust. Her observations shed new light on the lived experience of Nazi internment. Levy-Hass stands alone as the only resistance fighter to record on her own experience inside the camps, and she does so with unflinching clarity and attention to the political and social divisions inside Bergen-Belsen. Amira Hass, an indispensable voice in her own right as the only Israeli journalist living and writing from with Occupied Territories, offers a substantial introduction and afterword to her mother's work, which addresses the meaning of the Holocaust for Israelis and Palestinians today."--Jacket
    Bergen-Belsen 1945 : a medical student's journal by Michael John Hargrave( Book )
    2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
    Between 1941 and 1945 as many as 70,000 inmates died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwestern Germany. The exact number will never be known. A large number of these deaths were caused by malnutrition and disease, mainly typhus, shortly before and after liberation. It was at this time, in April of 1945, that Michael Hargrave answered a notice at the Westminster Hospital Medical School for 'volunteers'. On the day of his departure the 21-year-old learned that he was being sent to Bergen-Belsen, liberated only two weeks before. This firsthand account, a diary written for his mother
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Alternative Names
Belsen (Concentration camp)
Belsen (koncentrační tábor)
Belsen (koncentrationsläger)
Bergen-Belsen (Allemagne)
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
Bergen-belseni koncentrációs tábor
Bergen-Belsenin keskitysleiri
Bergenes-Belzenes koncentrācijas nometne
Camp de concentration Bergen-Belsen, Allemagne
campo di concentramento di Bergen-Belsen
Kamp konsentrasi Bergen-Belsen
Kampa komkirinê ya Bergen-Belsen
Koncentračný tábor Bergen-Belsen
Konzentrationslager Bergen-Belsen
Konzentrationslager Bergen-Belzen
KZ Bergen-Belsen
Lagărul de concentrare Bergen-Belsen
Maḥaneh ha-rikuz Bergen-Belzen
Waffen-SS Aufenthaltslager Bergen-Belsen
Στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Μπέργκεν-Μπέλζεν
Концентрациони логор Берген-Белзен
בלזן (מקום)
ברגן־בלזן (מחנה ריכוז)
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