It is well known that Canadians were among the troops who liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, as well as among the nurses and charity workers who aided in the mammoth undertaking of treating the survivors. But until now, no one has offered an in-depth analysis of who these Canadians were, how they came to be at Belsen, and what they did while there. Mark Celinscak does a valuable service in correcting this oversight. Although the story he tells is in general a familiar one to scholars who have focused on Belsen after its liberation, the detail he provides offers stimulating reading and a great deal of new information. His book is yet again proof that much new material on the Holocaust remains to be discovered, and that even the best-known parts of the history hold secrets yet to be uncovered.

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