Belsen Uncovered


By: Sington, Derrick; [Küstermeier, Rudolf]

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"This book is a story of personal experience at Belsen Concentration Camp during and after its liberation. I and two members of my small unit, Sergeant Eric Clyne and Lance Corporal Sidney Roberts, were the first British troops to enter the camp. It was on Sunday, April 15th, 1945. We stayed in Belsen until August. Between us my N.C.O.'s and I spoke five European languages, so we had opportunities of gathering knowledge about the problems of Belsen and its inmates. We came to know something of what the men, women and children there had experienced, what they felt, and what sort of people they were." - Foreword. Describes the hellacious wholesale deprivation, disease and death encountered by the British when they took over the camp, efforts made to keep the survivors alive, and steps taken to return them to post-war life. Includes a forty-six page chapter entitled "How We Lived in Belsen - A Retrospect" by journalist Rudolf Küstermeier[1903-1977], an implacable opponent of the Nazis whom Sington befriended at Belsen. pp. 208, [8] black and white photos. Four-panel foldout diagram of the camp's layout. Above-average wear to publisher's red cloth. Binding intact. No dust jacket. Former library copy with usual markings. A worthy reference copy of this incredible eye-witness account. Kehr & Langmaid 6094, Laska 1378, Weiner Library Cat. No. 7 - 1693, Enser p.115. ; 12mo