The babies of Bergen Belsen concentration camp

The babies of Bergen Belsen concentration camp

Isaac Applebaum visits Québec to talk of his legacy.

Many people know of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as the place where Anne Frank and her sister Margot died. Fewer know that following liberation, 2,000 babies were born at Bergen-Belsen, when it was repurposed as a Displaced Persons camp for thousands of Jews who found themselves alive but both homeless and stateless.

On Sunday, 8 November 2015, photographer Isaac Applebaum will be in Québec to talk about his legacy as one of the “Bergen-Belsen babies.” The presentation, sponsored by Congregation Ohev Shalom Beth Israel, will take place at 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Vieux Québec.

Event coordinator Bobbi Zahra says, “The Jewish community in Québec is pleased to be able to present this important talk at St Andrew’s. Holocaust education matters not only to Jews, but also to Christians, and the opportunity to present this event together is unique and welcomed.”

Following Mr Applebaum’s presentation, there will also be a candle-lighting ceremony in commemoration of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), widely held as the first planned action of what was to become the Holocaust, in which 6,000,000 Jews were killed.

For more information, please contact event coordinator Bobbi Zahra at (902) 329-1818, or email her at

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