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Belsen camp: the compound for women by Leslie Cole (ART LD 5104)

1945

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

When Cole, an artist, visited shortly after liberation, women were still dying from the diseases rife in the camp. Here, he depicts women survivors, alongside the bodies of the dead or dying. Their bodies could not yet be buried because there were not enough British Army medical personnel to check whether they were still alive.

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  • Title: Belsen camp: the compound for women by Leslie Cole (ART LD 5104)
  • Date: 1945
  • Location: Belsen, Lower Saxony, Germany, Women's Compound, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Belsen
  • Object description: image: View of the women's camp at Belsen showing piles of dead bodies with emaciated survivors wandering through the camp
  • External link: View on Imperial War Museums' website
  • Associated place: Germany (pre 1945 and post 1990) DE

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