Anniversary of Maiden’s Liberation

On this day in 1945, British troops liberated Bergen Belsen. Richard Dimbleby was the first broadcaster to enter the camp and, overcome, broke down several times while making his report. The BBC initially refused to play the report, as they could not believe the scenes he had described, and it was only broadcast after Dimbleby threatened to resign. As you listen to his broadcast, keep in mind that our little 94 Maidens girl and her mother emerged from the hell he describes. Listen here

Originally broadcast 19 April 1945. Warning – not for the faint of heart.