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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Bergen-Belsen marks liberation

Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago.

The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945, by British soldiers who found some 10,000 dead bodies when they entered.

German President Joachim Gauck honored the British soldiers as "ambassadors of a democratic culture who were not looking for revenge".

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