Trearn | Bride of Belsen Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel dies aged 95

Bride of Belsen Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel dies aged 95


A holocaust survivor who lived through four concentration camps and nursed Anne Frank has died aged 95. Gena Turgel became known as the Bride of Belsen after marrying one of the soldiers who liberated her camp. Mrs Turgel, who was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1923, lost most of her family after the 1939 German invasion. The Holocaust Educational Trust said she "tirelessly" shared her story to ensure the "horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten". What was the Holocaust? The Belsen boys who moved to Ascot Young survivor's BBC interview Mrs Turgel, the youngest of nine children, was 16 when the Nazis invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, which triggered World War Two. She was moved into Krakow's ghetto with her mother and four siblings.




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