The Relief of Belsen

The Relief of Belsen

101 mins | Oct. 15, 2007

In early April 1945 a small British ambulance unit was diverted from frontline battle in northern Germany, to handle an unfolding medical crisis behind enemy lines. A local prison camp had suffered an outbreak of typhus. That prison camp was Bergen-Belsen. The British had no idea of the true scale of this humanitarian catastrophe nor of what it would come to represent.

The Relief of Belsen

101 mins | Oct. 15, 2007

The Relief of Belsen
In early April 1945 a small British ambulance unit was diverted from frontline battle in northern Germany, to handle an unfolding medical crisis behind enemy lines. A local prison camp had suffered an outbreak of typhus. That prison camp was Bergen-Belsen. The British had no idea of the true scale of this humanitarian catastrophe nor of what it would come to represent.
IMDb rating 7.4
Producers
Original title The Relief of Belsen
Directors Justin Hardy
Writers Peter Guinness, Justin Hardy

Cast

Katrine Bach

as Lotti Burns

Simon Paisley Day

as Major Stadler

Oliver Ford Davies

as Martin Lipscomb

Iain Glen

as James Johnston

Corin Redgrave

as Glyn Hughes

Jemma Redgrave

as Jean McFarlane

Tobias Menzies

as Derrick Sington