By Mark Weber.
A new look at this German detention centre. Few people realise that this camp was handed over to the allies because the German authorities could no longer feed and look after the prisoners.The author claims that massive overcrowding and disease, particularly typhus and cholera, caused many of the horrors. Allied bombing of railways which interfered with food deliveries made a bad situation very much worse.
When the curtain finally rings down on this stage, Josef Kramer will, in my submission, stand forth not as ‘The Beast of Belsen’ but as ‘The Scapegoat of Belsen’. – Major T.C.M. Winwood (Defence Attorney)