American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A village of northern Germany north of Hanover. It was the site of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
- n. a Nazi concentration camp for Jews created in northwestern Germany during World War II
“Have the forgotten what happened in Belsen and Auchwitz.”
“First and Business are upstairs; Bergen Belsen is down.”
“As you know, Belsen is a political concentration camp, a place where the Nazis put people who did not adhere to the Nazi ideals in their own country or in Occupied countries.”
“What was wrong with 15 April when the British Army reached 40,000 inmates in Belsen - a moment which, whenever it is recalled, can make even my unpatriotic eyes prick?”
“Belsen" (Bergen-Belsen), soon to be ravaged by an outbreak of typhus.”
“Other familiar milestones were here: Emily Davison being run over by the king's horse, Chamberlain waving his piece of paper, bodies piled high at Belsen, the Nuremberg trials – along with the voice of Bob Danvers-Walker, pageantry, society weddings, aeroplanes crashing, seaside outings and cup finals.”
“Ahead of Friday's Memorial Day, events start in Manchester tomorrow with a walk and recollections of the Kindertransport and the chaplain who entered Belsen with British forces.”
“Colfer, according to the press release, "stepped into the late Douglas Adams's shoes to continue the series, at the request of Adams's widow Jane Belsen, who said 'I could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod, and Marvin to pastures new.”
“The protagonist of the 1975 story "The Belsen Express" has seemingly unjustified fears of Nazi persecution, but his daily routine seems to be headed towards his worst nightmare.”
“Nazi-Jewish Negotiations, 1933-1945 provide additional perspective on events and persons during that fateful time (including Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and even a chance meeting with Anne Frank before her death at Bergen-Belsen).”
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