UK Queen visits Germany’s Bergen-Belsen concentration camp site

[From the BBC New website]

The Queen is visiting the site of the World War Two concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, in Germany.

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, laid a wreath at a memorial there on the final day of her four-day state visit to Germany.

The Queen also viewed Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate before travelling to the site of the camp near Hanover.

Around 50,000 prisoners from all over Europe were killed at Bergen-Belsen or died later as a result of their treatment in the camp.

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