Queen to visit Germany’s Bergen-Belsen concentration camp site
26 June 2015
From the section UK
The site of the former concentration camp is near Hanover, Germany
The Queen will visit the site of the World War Two concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, in Germany, later.
The camp, where teenage diarist Anne Frank was among thousands to die, was liberated by British soldiers in 1945.
The UK monarch, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will lay a wreath there on the final day of her four-day state visit to Germany.
The Queen will also view Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate before travelling to the site of the camp near Hanover.
Tens of thousands of prisoners from all over Europe were killed at Bergen-Belsen or died later as a result of their treatment in the camp.
The Queen and Prince Philip will visit a memorial to Anne Frank and her sister Margot, and meet a small group of survivors and liberators, as well as representatives of Jewish and Christian communities.
Millions of copies of Anne Frank’s Diary, written during the two years the teenager and her family hid from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam, have been sold across the world.
A symbolic tombstone commemorates Anne Frank and her sister Margot
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Source:: BBC UK