20th September 1945

Jersey man gives evidence at Belsen concentration camp trial

Jerseyman Harold le Druillenec was the only British survivor of the Belsen concentration camp, to which he was sent towards the end of the Second World War. He had already spent time in several other camps over the previous year. He had been arrested, along with 17 members of his family, for helping his sister Louisa Gould to shelter an escaped Russian officer.

Following the war, he gave testimony at the trial of those who had run the camp, describing an intolerable regime in which cannibalism was rampant and where he was tasked with placing bodies in mass graves.


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