Survivors of Bergen-belsen Thank British for Aiding Rehabilitation

Former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, now the Earl of Avon, paid tribute here last night to the survivors of the Bergen-Belsen Nazi death camp and to the British medical officers and British troops who labored to save the surviving inmates when the camp was liberated.

He was the guest of honor at a dinner given by Joseph and Hadassah Rosensaft, to mark the 20th anniversary of the liberation of the murder camp and to thank the British people publicly, for the first time, for helping to rehabilitate the inmates. The dinner was given on behalf of the World Union of Belsen Survivors, of which Mr. Rosensaft is president.

Mr. Rosensaft lauded “all those liberated inmates who worked with unmatched courage and devotion to save those of their fellows who could still be saved.” He also thanked the British “who dedicated themselves to salvaging lives,” and recalled that “a number of those who came to help died on duty after contracting typhus, and they are buried with the victims of the Nazis.”

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