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 isn't identified. various those deaths have been because of malnutrition and sickness, commonly typhus, almost immediately earlier than and after liberation.
It was once at the present, in April of 1945, that Michael Hargrave spoke back a detect on the Westminster medical institution scientific tuition for ‘volunteers’. at the day of his departure the 21-year-old realized that he used to be being despatched to Bergen-Belsen, liberated purely weeks before.
This firsthand account, a diary written for his mom, information Michael's month-long adventure on the camp. He compassionately relates the horrendous residing stipulations suffered through the prisoners, describing the ailment and ailment he encountered and his determined, frequently fruitless, fight to avoid wasting as many lives as attainable. Amidst immeasurable horrors, his descriptions of the banalities of way of life and diagrams of the camp's structure 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 unique newspaper cuttings and images of the camp, many formerly unpublished, upload one more layer of texture to the endeavors of an green clinical scholar confronted with severe human suffering.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