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Bergen-Belsen concentration camp facts for kids

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Bergen-Belson was a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. An estimated 50,000 prisoners died there, as well as 20,000 Soviet prisoners of war (POWs). Up to 35,000 of them died of typhus just before and after the camp was liberated (freed).

The camp was liberated on 15 April 1945 by British soldiers. Inside the camp, the British soldiers found 60,000 people, and 13,000 dead bodies lying on the ground, unburied. The scenes were horrific.

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