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Michael Resin Papers

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Biographical Note

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RG-97.01, Aftermath of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen by Allied Forces, photo-documents, April 1945

RG-97.02, Written Correspondence to Michael Resin, postwar

RG-97.03, Aerial Warfare photographs, Military Reconnaissance, March-August 1944



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Title: Michael Resin Papers, 1944-1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1945 -- 1956

ID: RG-97/RG-97

Primary Creator: Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)

Other Creators: British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This is a personal collection compiled and preserved by the Creator, Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer during World War II.

Subjects: Aerial Attack, Second World War, Aerial Photograph, Aerial Warfare, Second World War, Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945, Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945, Allied attack on German-occupied Europe, 1944-45, Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945, Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945, Armed Forces, Allied, Armed Forces, British, Bavaria (Germany), Belgium (Europe), Bergen (Germany), Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp), British air offensive against Germany, British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939, Caen (France), Canada's role among the allies, Canada, 1939--1945, Correspondence between family members and friends, postwar, Courtrai, or Kortrijk (Belgium), Coutances (France), Dora Lawadzka, female Polish prisoner liberated from Bergen-Belsen, Emigration from Europe to Palestine, 1945 -- 1948, English-Canadian relations, 1939--1945, Falaise (France), Family correspondence, postwar, France (Europe), German-occupied Belgium, German-occupied France, Germany (Europe), Ghent (Belgium), International correspondence, 1939 -- 1950, Interwar Europe, historic photographs, 1933 -- 1939, Interwar Germany (1919 -- 1939), Le Mans (France), Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents, Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II, Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945, military photographs, 1920 -- 1945, Montreal (Canada), Netherlands (1940 -- 1945), New York (New York, United States), Palestine, British Mandate Territory (1918--1948), Photographs, concentration camp prisoners, Photographs, wartime, 1939 -- 1945, Poland (Europe), Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen, postwar correspondence, Prisoners, Polish, Rehovot (Palestine), Royal Air Force, Sabos Fischer, female Polish prisoner liberated from Bergen-Belsen, Scholarly works in the Holocaust Studies, Soesterberg (Netherlands), Steffa Goldstein, female Polish prisoner liberated from Bergen-Belsen, Tel-Aviv (Palestine, 1939-1945)

Languages: English

Abstract

This record group contains material related to Michael M. Resin, a Canadian military photographer during World War II. All included collections pertain to materials related to the Allied effort in Europe during the concluding stages of World War II, including British Royal Air Force aerial military photographs, liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp photographs, and correspondence between survivors and family members of survivors in the post-war period.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This is Michael M. Resin's personal collection of documents that are divided into three sub-collections.

The three sub-collections are divided as such:

RG-97.01 -- Photographs taken by Michael M. Resin during the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945.  Besides taking photographs, Resin is seen in some of the photographs speaking with female Polish Jews. Resin collected the addresses of these women's family members, to notify the family that they have been liberated from Bergen-Belsen. (April 1945)

RG-97.02 -- Written correspondence to and from Michael M. Resin from aforementioned family members of liberated prisoners from Bergen-Belsen camp. At the conclusion of World War II, Resin received letters from family members of liberated prisoners, as well as letters from liberated prisoners themselves, thanking Mr. Resin for his effort in contacting family members of liberated prisoners. Additional letters of gratitude come from Holocaust memorial centers, thanking Mr. Resin for loaning his collection. (September 1945 -- May 1984)

RG-97.03 -- This sub-collection includes a selection of aerial military photographs taken during the British Royal Air Force strategic bombing of Nazi German military strongholds established throughout France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. British RAF photographs of strategic bombings of railyards, communication hubs, and military bunkers occupied by the Nazis throughout Nazi-occupied Europe. Pre- and post-Allied invasion of France, (March 1944 -- July 1944)

Collection Historical Note

This record group is a unique collection of liberation photographs (Bergen-Belsen), aerial military photographs (British R.A.F. raids on Nazi strategic strongholds throughout occupied France and Belgium), and postwar written correspondence between himself and liberated prisoners and their family members (liberated from Bergen-Belsen).

Biographical Note

Canadian military photographer part of Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945.

Subject/Index Terms

Aerial Attack, Second World War
Aerial Photograph
Aerial Warfare, Second World War
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Allied attack on German-occupied Europe, 1944-45
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, Allied
Armed Forces, British
Bavaria (Germany)
Belgium (Europe)
Bergen (Germany)
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
British air offensive against Germany
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Caen (France)
Canada's role among the allies
Canada, 1939--1945
Correspondence between family members and friends, postwar
Courtrai, or Kortrijk (Belgium)
Coutances (France)
Dora Lawadzka, female Polish prisoner liberated from Bergen-Belsen
Emigration from Europe to Palestine, 1945 -- 1948
English-Canadian relations, 1939--1945
Falaise (France)
Family correspondence, postwar
France (Europe)
German-occupied Belgium
German-occupied France
Germany (Europe)
Ghent (Belgium)
International correspondence, 1939 -- 1950
Interwar Europe, historic photographs, 1933 -- 1939
Interwar Germany (1919 -- 1939)
Le Mans (France)
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Montreal (Canada)
Netherlands (1940 -- 1945)
New York (New York, United States)
Palestine, British Mandate Territory (1918--1948)
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Photographs, wartime, 1939 -- 1945
Poland (Europe)
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
postwar correspondence
Prisoners, Polish
Rehovot (Palestine)
Royal Air Force
Sabos Fischer, female Polish prisoner liberated from Bergen-Belsen
Scholarly works in the Holocaust Studies
Soesterberg (Netherlands)
Steffa Goldstein, female Polish prisoner liberated from Bergen-Belsen
Tel-Aviv (Palestine, 1939-1945)


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[Collection of Folder-Level 1: RG-97.01, Aftermath of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen by Allied Forces, photo-documents, April 1945, April 1945],
[Collection of Folder-Level 2: RG-97.02, Written Correspondence to Michael Resin, postwar, 1945 -- 1984],
[Collection of Folder-Level 3: RG-97.03, Aerial Warfare photographs, Military Reconnaissance, March-August 1944, March -- August, 1944],
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Collection of Folder-Level 1: RG-97.01, Aftermath of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen by Allied Forces, photo-documents, April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.
This sub-collection includes personal photographs of the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, taken by Canadian military photographer, Michael Resin.
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-97.01.01, Three female Polish Jews behind barbed wire during Bergen-Belsen liberation. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This photograph was taken by Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer, who was present during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945.
Subject/Index Terms:
Physical conditions of the Nazi concentration camp prisoners after liberation, photo-documents
Nazi-German concentration camps after liberation, photographs
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Germany (Europe)
Correspondence between family members and friends, postwar
Canada's role among the allies
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Armed Forces, British
Armed Forces, Allied
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-97.01.02, Female Polish Jews given chocolate from Allied liberators, Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from Michael Resin's personal film collection. This image shows Michael Resin (second soldier from left) giving chocolate and cigarettes to liberated female prisoners of Bergen-Belsen camp.

The back side of the photograph has the following inscription: "Distributing some chocolates, candies, cigarettes, etc. Forbidden to give them substantial foods."

Subject/Index Terms:
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Germany (Europe)
Canada's role among the allies
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Armed Forces, Allied
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Bergen (Germany)
Armed Forces, British
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Nazi-German concentration camps after liberation, photographs
Physical conditions of the Nazi concentration camp prisoners after liberation, photo-documents
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-97.01.03, Female Jews from Lodz behind barbed wire fence, liberation of Berge-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the personal film collection of Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer that documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This photograph includes female Polish-Jewish liberated prisoners from Lodz.

The inscription on the back of the photograph reads as follows:

"Some of the girls we spoke to. All Jewish from Lodz. Ages 15-35. Note clothes. They wear anything available: Some are still wearing striped clothes of concentration camps, others wear green blouses and skirts of SS guards."

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Lodz (Poland)
Camp prisoners of Bergen-Belsen from Lodz, Poland
Poland (Europe)
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, Allied
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Physical conditions of the Nazi concentration camp prisoners after liberation, photo-documents
Prisoners, Polish
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-97.01.04, Three female Polish Jews smile during Bergen-Belsen liberation. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This document is a photograph taken by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer that was present during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen camp.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, Allied
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Physical conditions of the Nazi concentration camp prisoners after liberation, photo-documents
Prisoners, Polish
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-97.01.05, Three female Polish Jews, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph was taken by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer, present during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Photographed is three female Polish Jews posing for the camera during liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, Allied
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Prisoners, Polish
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-97.01.06, Group of female Polish Jews ask for food, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph was taken by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer, present during the liberation of Bergen-Belsen camp in April 1945.

This particular photograph shows female prisoners smiling, asking for food, and communicating with the Allied soldiers during liberation.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, British
Armed Forces, Allied
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Prisoners, Polish
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-97.01.07, Canadian Michael Resin writes to relatives of prisoners, Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from Canadian military photographer, Michael Resin's, personal collection of photographs. He is pictured speaking with liberated female prisoners from Bergen-Belsen camp during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

Resin is seen gathering information about prisoners relatives. He would write to these prisoners' relatives confirming their status as alive and liberated. Resin received many written replies asking for follow-up requests at his home residence in Canada following the European theater of WWII.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Armed Forces, British
Armed Forces, Allied
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Prisoners, Polish
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Bergen (Germany)
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-97.01.08, Michael Resin communicates with prisoners, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from Canadian military photographer, Michael Resin's, personal collection of photographs. He is pictured speaking with liberated female prisoners from Bergen-Belsen camp during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

Resin is seen gathering information about prisoners relatives. He would write to these prisoners' relatives confirming their status as alive and liberated. Resin received many written replies asking for follow-up requests at his home residence in Canada following the European theater of WWII.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Polish female prisoners, Bergen-Belsen
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, Allied
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Prisoners, Polish
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Bergen (Germany)
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 9: RG-97.01.09, Military truck leaving entrance of Bergen-Belsen camp, April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph comes from Michael Resin's personal collection during his service in Europe during World War II.  Resin, a Canadian military photographer, was a part of the Allied liberation forces that liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This particular photograph shows a military vehicle leaving the entrance of Belsen camp.

April 1945.

Subject/Index Terms:
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Armed Forces, Allied
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 10: RG-97.01.10, General view of mass grave, aftermath of liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is taken from Michael Resin's personal photograph collection during his tour in the European theater of World War II.

Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer, was part of the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This particular photograph shows one of the many unfinished mass graves inhabiting hundreds of deceased Bergen-Belsen prisoners.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 11: RG-97.01.11, General view of a mass grave, aftermath of liberation of Bergen-Belsen camp. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is taken from Michael Resin's personal photograph collection during his tour in the European theater of World War II.

Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer, was part of the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This particular photograph shows one of the many unfinished mass graves inhabiting hundreds of deceased Bergen-Belsen prisoners.

Written commentary from Resin: "Looking into the pit at Belsen...It all seemed like a horrible nightmare."

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 12: RG-97.01.12, S.S. soldier covers grave with dirt and lime, Bergen-Belsen liberation. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
<ul class="advselect" style="margin: 4px; padding: 0px; font-size: 10.8108px; list-style-type: none; min-width: 100px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;"> <li style="margin: 2px; padding: 0px;" value="6582"> This photograph was taken by Canadian military photographer, Michael Resin. Resin photo-documented the liberation scenes of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. </li> <li style="margin: 2px; padding: 0px;"> The photograph shows a captured S.S. man covering deceased Bergen-Belsen camp prisoners in an unfinished mass grave inside the camp.</li> <li style="margin: 2px; padding: 0px;"> Written inscription by Michael Resin on the back of this photograph is as follows: "This is a general view of one of the pits at Belsen. Over a thousand bodies were thrown into each pit. S.S. men were used to excavate these pits. One of them can be seen on the far side filling in with sand and lime."</li> <li style="margin: 2px; padding: 0px;"> April 1945</li></ul>
Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen (Germany)
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 13: RG-97.01.13, General view of mass grave, aftermath of liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
General view of mass grave taken by Canadian military photographer Michael Resin, during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen camp in April-May 1945.
Subject/Index Terms:
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 14: RG-97.01.14, Allied soldier unloads corpse from military truck, Bergen-Belsen liberation. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This graphic photograph is from Canadian military photographer, Michael Resin's personal photograph collection during his tour in the European theater of World War II.

The photograph depicts an Allied soldier unloading a deceased Bergen-Belsen camp prisoner from a military truck, presumably to be moved into one of the many mass graves constructed forcibly by captured S.S. men.

The inscription written on the back of the photograph is as follows:

"One would wonder how a body could [illegible] so far and still [illegible] life. In this part [illegible] spine was [illegible] of the spinal column."

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 15: RG-97.01.15, Close-up view of mass grave, Bergen-Belsen liberation. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is one of many from the collection of photographs taken by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with photography.

This specific photograph is a close-up view of a mass grave inhabited by deceased Bergen-Belsen camp prisoners.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 16: RG-97.01.16, Allied soldiers carry corpse to mass grave, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph was captured by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer, during the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

The photograph shows a deceased Bergen-Belsen camp prisoner being carried to a mass grave by three Allied soldiers.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen (Germany)
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Photographs, concentration camps post-liberation
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 17: RG-97.01.17, General view of mass graves from guard tower, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of photographs taken by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer. Resin was part of the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This photograph shows recently completed mass graves,  filled with deceased Bergen-Belsen camp prisoners, from a camp guard tower.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Germany (Europe)
Canada's role among the allies
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Photographs, concentration camps post-liberation
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 18: RG-97.01.18, View from guard tower of mass grave, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of photographs taken by Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer. Resin was part of the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This photograph shows recently completed mass graves,  filled with deceased Bergen-Belsen camp prisoners, from a camp guard tower.

Inscription on back of photo reads:

"Photo of mass graves taken from guard tower."

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
mass graves
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Allied nations: USA, UK, France, the USSR, 1941 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Germany (Europe)
Allied soldiers, liberation of Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Photographs, concentration camps
Photographs, concentration camps post-liberation
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 19: RG-97.01.19, St. Bartholomew's Church alongside Konigssee river in the Bavarian Alps, prewar, ca. 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

From photograph collection of Michael Resin, Canadian military photographer that documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April-May 1945.

This photograph shows St. Bartholomew's Church, a Roman Catholic church nestled inbetween Konigssee river and the Bavarian Alps.

Inscription on back of photograph: "from negatives taken in Germany"

Prewar, c. 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Prewar photographs
Photo albums of German sightseeing postcards, prewar and wartime, acquired by US military personel
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Interwar Europe, historic photographs, 1933 -- 1939
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Bavaria (Germany)
Bavarian Alps
church, Roman Catholic
photographs, churches and cathedrals, Germany
Roman Catholic Church
Armed Forces, Allied
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Canada's role among the allies
Canada, 1939--1945
Germany (Europe)
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 20: RG-97.01.20, Street view in prewar Germany, ca 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This is a photograph from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April-May 1945.

This specific photograph shows a street view scene in Germany.

prewar, c. 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Germany (Europe)
City street plans, European cities, prewar
City maps (street plans) of the interwar and wartime
Prewar photographs
Photo albums of German sightseeing postcards, prewar and wartime, acquired by US military personel
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Interwar Europe, historic photographs, 1933 -- 1939
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Canada's role among the allies
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 21: RG-97.01.21, Large vessel docked, prewar Germany, ca 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin was involved in documenting the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This specific photograph shows a large vessel docked in a port, prewar Germany.

Prewar, ca 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Prewar photographs
Photo albums of German sightseeing postcards, prewar and wartime, acquired by US military personel
Germany (Europe)
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 22: RG-97.01.22, Tugboat moving along river, prewar Germany, ca 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April-May 1945.

This photograph shows a tugboat moving along a river in prewar Germany.

Prewar, ca 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Germany (Europe)
Prewar photographs
Photo albums of German sightseeing postcards, prewar and wartime, acquired by US military personel
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Creators:
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 23: RG-97.01.23, Home located in Bavarian Alps, prewar Germany. ca 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen in April-May 1945.

This photograph shows a home nestled in the Bavarian Alps.

Prewar Germany, ca 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Germany (Europe)
Bavarian Alps
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Prewar photographs
Photo albums of German sightseeing postcards, prewar and wartime, acquired by US military personel
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 24: RG-97.01.24, Group of men aboard large vessel giving Nazi salute, prewar Germany. ca 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April-May 1945.

This specific photograph shows a group of men seemingly giving the Nazi salute aboard a large vessel in prewar Germany.

ca 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Nazi salute
Prewar photographs
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Germany (Europe)
Nazi war propaganda for the military and German people
Nationalism and Ideology
Theory of Fascism
Re-militarization of Nazi Germany, 1935 -- 1939
Creators:
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 25: RG-97.01.25, Group of people gather on street near Bleckede, prewar Germany. ca 1935, ca 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April-May 1945.

This photograph shows a street scene in Bleckede, prewar Germany, where women have gathered.

ca 1935

Subject/Index Terms:
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
Germany (Europe)
Hamburg (Germany)
City maps (street plans) of the interwar and wartime
City street plans, European cities, prewar
Prewar photographs
Interwar life, history in photo-documents
Photographs, pre-Second World War
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 26: RG-97.01.26, Far view of partially-dug mass grave, liberation of Bergen-Belsen. April 1945, April 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This photograph is from the collection of Canadian military photographer Michael Resin. Resin documented the Allied liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This specific photograph shows a far view of a partially-dug mass grave (nearly 1,000 deceased) at Bergen-Belsen camp.

April 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Michael M. Resin, Canadian military photographer, World War II
Allied Military Photographers, 1939-1945
Military photographers, 1939 -- 1945
military photographs, 1920 -- 1945
mass graves
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcrimes
Photo-documents and evidences of Nazi crimes against humanity and war crimes, 1939 -- 1945
Bergen-Belsen (Germany: Concentration Camp)
Bergen (Germany)
Germany (Europe)
Photographs, concentration camp prisoners
Photographs, concentration camps
Aftermath of Nazi-German concentration camp liberation, photographs
Aftermath of the liberation, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, photo-documents, May 1945
Aftermath of the liberation on Nazi-German concentration camps, Bergen Belsen, May 1945
Mass graves at the liberated Nazi-German concentration camps, photo-documents
Canada's role among the allies
Armed Forces, British
British armed forces, 1939 -- 1939
Armed Forces, Allied
Creators:
Michael Resin, Canadian Military photographer (1944 -- 1984)
British military authorities (1944 -- 1945)

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