By Brandon P.
Grade 8, Maine

Bergen-Belsen was a concentration camp in Germany it was located between the villages of Bergen and Belsen. It was built in 1940, it was a prisoner of war camp for French and Belgium prisoners. In 1941, it was renamed Stalag 311 and housed about 20,000 Russian prisoners. Bergen-Belsen mainly served as a holding camp for the Jewish prisoners. The camp was divided into eight sections, a detention camp, two womenĘs camps, a special camp, neutrals camps, and a star camp.

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