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 is not identified. a good number of those deaths have been attributable to malnutrition and illness, customarily typhus, presently prior to and after liberation.
It was once at the present, in April of 1945, that Michael Hargrave replied a become aware of on the Westminster sanatorium scientific university for ‘volunteers’. at the day of his departure the 21-year-old discovered that he was once being despatched to Bergen-Belsen, liberated simply weeks before.
This firsthand account, a diary written for his mom, info Michael's month-long event on the camp. He compassionately relates the horrendous residing stipulations suffered by means of the prisoners, describing the ailment and sickness he encountered and his determined, usually fruitless, fight to save lots of as many lives as attainable. Amidst immeasurable horrors, his descriptions of the banalities of lifestyle and diagrams of the camp's format tackle a brand new poignancy, whereas anatomic line drawings element the health conditions and his efforts to regard them. unique newspaper cuttings and images of the camp, many formerly unpublished, upload another layer of texture to the endeavors of an green scientific scholar confronted with severe human suffering.
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Bergen-Belsen 1945:A Medical Student's Journal by Michael John Hargrave,David Bowen Hargrave