In Memorium – Albert Sutton

It is with much sadness that we learned of the death of Albert Sutton, who passed away 08 October, aged 96 years. Albert served in the British army in World War ll and his unit participated in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Recounting his memories at Holocaust Memorial Day two years ago, Albert said:   “I was in Germany at the end of the war when we were asked by other British forces to assist in opening some of the concentration camps in the region. As we approached Bergen-Belsen, we were assaulted by an indescribable stench which reached us a few miles away from the gates.  Once inside the camp,  we saw piles of corpses, the emaciated survivors, and the ghost-like victims dying in front of our eyes. On confronting the horrors of the camps, we were glad to be of help, even at this late stage and all of us felt our military service had been worthwhile.  On meeting survivors like Suzi and Tomi, I would do it all again!”

 

We extend to his family, relatives and wide circle of friends our deepest sympathy.

Albert will be fondly remembered.

 

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland