By David Zwartz on STUFF…
BBC reporter Richard Dimbleby was the first broadcaster to enter the Bergen-Belsen death camp after it was liberated by the British on April 15, 1945.
Overcome, he broke down several times while making his report. The BBC initially refused to play it, as they could not believe the scenes he had described, and it was broadcast only after Dimbleby threatened to resign.
Bergen-Belsen was only one of the thousands of killing sites during World War II. The Holocaust saw the murder and death of six million European and North African Jews in a deliberate genocide.
Millions of others were targeted for their race, religion, gender, disabilities or political views. As Nobel peace laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel put it: “Not all victims were Jews, but all Jews were victims.”
Why do we remember such horrifying and tragic events 75 years later? There are many different reasons…
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