New exhibition center opens in former Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen

October 28, 2007 17:47

A new memorial exhibition center at a former Nazi camp in central Germany reflects the experiences of inmates when it was a prisoner of war facility, a concentration camp and then a holding center for displaced Jews after World War II. The new center, which opened Sunday, is the first stage in an overall makeover of the camp - razed by the Allies in the postwar years - to more accurately document prisoners' experiences there. It draws on archive material that came to light in the 1990s, after the end of the Cold War, as well as contributions from around 340 survivors. The new exhibit contains photographs, prisoners' records and objects from the camp donated by the survivors themselves, as well as many oral histories from the former inmates.

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