77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

On 15 April 1945, British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. First used as a concentration camp from 1943, Bergen-Belsen interned over 60,000 people by the day of liberation.

The liberation of Bergen-Belsen is central to Ireland’s connection with the Holocaust. Many child survivors of the camp, often supported by the Irish Red Cross doctor Bob Collis, settled and lived in Ireland after the war. These include, among others, Tomi Reichental, Suzi Diamond and the Zinn-Collis siblings.

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland today remembers all those murdered at Bergen-Belsen and all those who survived the camp.