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By Michael John Hargrave,David Bowen Hargrave

Between 1941 and 1945 as many as 70,000 inmates died on the Bergen-Belsen focus camp in northwestern Germany. the precise quantity isn't identified. lots of those deaths have been attributable to malnutrition and ailment, more often than not typhus, almost immediately prior to and after liberation.

It was once at the present, in April of 1945, that Michael Hargrave spoke back a detect on the Westminster sanatorium clinical college for ‘volunteers’. at the day of his departure the 21-year-old realized that he was once being despatched to Bergen-Belsen, liberated in simple terms weeks before.

This firsthand account, a diary written for his mom, info Michael's month-long adventure on the camp. He compassionately relates the horrendous dwelling stipulations suffered via the prisoners, describing the illness and sickness he encountered and his determined, frequently fruitless, fight to avoid wasting as many lives as attainable. Amidst immeasurable horrors, his descriptions of the banalities of way of life and diagrams of the camp's format tackle a brand new poignancy, whereas anatomic line drawings aspect the health conditions and his efforts to regard them. unique newspaper cuttings and images of the camp, many formerly unpublished, upload a different layer of texture to the endeavors of an green clinical pupil confronted with severe human suffering.

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