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Transcript of the sign erected by British soldiers at Belsen, 21 May 1945 (D/DLI 7/404/43)

Please remember that all transcripts show what is written on the page; spelling and grammatical mistakes are not corrected. 


"THIS IS THE SITE OF
THE INFAMOUS BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP
Liberated by the British on 15 april 1945.

10,000 UNBURIED DEAD WERE FOUND HERE.
ANOTHER 13,000 HAVE SINCE DIED.
ALL OF THEM VICTIMS OF THE
GERMAN NEW ORDER IN EUROPE.
AND AN EXAMPLE OF NAZI KULTUR."