Talk:Belsen and the British online at National Archives

Talk, Fri 29 Jan 2021, free entry

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National Archives

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

Dan Stone discusses what the British found at Belsen in April 1945 and how they understood the camp, in the immediate post-liberation period. Through examining the British approach to dealing with the survivors, noting that criticism of the feeding regime and medical care needs to be carefully contextualised, Dan also shows that the common misidentification of Belsen as a death camp was not wholly inappropriate, given the huge numbers of inmates who died there in the last months of the war.

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Dates Times
Fri 29 Jan 2021 14:00

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Free entry

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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