2. Mai 2011 , 18:30 Uhr



The United Nations Department of Public Information
and the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations
are pleased to invite you to the screening of


Date: Monday, 2 May 2011
Venue: ECOSOC, Temporary North Lawn (UNHQ)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

“The Relief of Belsen” brings to the screen the true story of the massive humanitarian relief effort by the British army in liberating Bergen Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. The camp, administered by the Nazis, became overwhelmed as Jewish and other prisoners evacuated from camps closer to the front continued to arrive. Thousands of Jews and other prisoners died of typhus and other causes in the camp, yet with help of British Medical Corps, many others survived.

The film, written by Justin Hardy and Peter Guinness and produced by Sue Horth, won the Broadcast Award for best single drama and was nominated for several prestigious awards, among them the British Academy award for specialist factual film-making.

Opening remarks will be made by Kiyo Akasaka, USG for Communications and Public Information, and Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Menachem Rosensaft, who was born in the Bergen Belsen DP camp and whose father headed both the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the British Zone of Germany and the Jewish Committee that administered the Bergen-Belsen DP camp; and Atina Grossman, Professor of History and an expert on Bergen Belsen and the Holocaust in Germany. The discussion will be moderated by Kimberly Mann, Manager of the Holocaust Programme.

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register please R.S.V.P. to


ECOSOC, Temporary North Lawn (UNHQ), New York City


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