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Talk:Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

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 Definition A concentration camp near Hanover, in northern Germany, that was part of the Holocaust. [d] [e]

Bergen-Belsen versus overall policy

I find the text about the British Foreign Office to be highly misleading in this article. While much can be written about the Allied policy toward prisoners in the Nazi camp system, it was far more complex then Bergen-Belsen alone. Indeed, Bergen-Belsen was neither a "show" camp such as Theresienstadt, a major forced labor camp, or an extermination camp. There seems a bit of drama and agenda here put into the context of a single camp rather than a more general and neutral article about the Holocaust, the possibility of negotiated release, the belief in the extent of the situation by British and U.S. diplomats and intelligence, and the arguments that a military victory over the Third Reich was a better approach. Howard C. Berkowitz 02:33, 4 February 2009 (UTC)


'Concentration Camp' should not be capitalised in the article title. Ro Thorpe 02:09, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

No, it should be. It is a proper place name--should it be "Harvard university"? . In some, "concentration camp" is needed for disambiguation from a nearby town, mountain, etc. The German doesn't precisely help, because they were usually called KL (Konzentrationlager) Something. Howard C. Berkowitz 03:50, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

In that case, it should be capitalised in the lead too. Ro Thorpe 14:16, 11 November 2010 (UTC)