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Belsen

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Belsen is a on Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony.

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This is a small village opposite the British Military Hohne Garrison. There are a few houses, car sales (selling mainly tax-free to the British Garrison), restaurants and take aways. It has it's own Sports (mainly used by local football teams) pitch and backs on to a large forest area.

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Belsen is accessed using the Sat Nav address; Winsener Strasse 1, Loheide 29303. The entrance to the village is off the main road, opposite the main entrance to the British Military Camp.

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There are a few local buses stop in this village and travel through other outlying small villages to the nearest towns where access can be obtained to other forms of public transport (e.g trains), and taxi's are freely available, although expensive. It is not on a direct, easy access route to main towns and for this reason, persons living in (or visiting)this village will require their own method of transport.

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  • Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen), Anne-Frank-Platz,29303 Lohheide (10 minutes from Bergen, just south of the village of Belsen), +49 (0) 5051 – 47 59-200 (, fax: +49 (0) 5051 – 47 59-118), [1]. The infamous Belsen concentration camp, liberated by British forces in 1945, is now a memorial site with a comprehensive visitor centre. Today, only the sombre mounds of mass graves remain along with various monuments to those who died; the original camp was razed by the British after its survivors had been rescued and, in most cases, temporarily housed in the nearby barracks of Lager Hohne.  edit

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