Commemoration on 19 April 2020
Due to the Corona pandemic the planned events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp could not take place. Our central commemorative event on 19 April 2020, which would have been attended by more than 100 survivors and around 5,000 other guests, was particularly affected. Some of the speakers delivered their speeches on video and they are to be found here together with a documentation of the small commemoration ceremony, which was held on 19 April 2020.
The NDR report on the commemoration day
In April 1945 the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen was liberated. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation, a wreath-laying ceremony was held on 19 April.
Further translations of the NDR report
The POW cemetery: history and remembrance
Former camp site: history and commemoration
The barracks and the tent theatre cemetery: history and commemoration
Commemoration on 15 April 2020
Bergen-Belsen: The End and the Beginning