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Explore score
0.93 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 17, 2014
Date taken
Jun 06, 2014

Bergen-Belsen (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in what is today Lower Saxony in northern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Originally established as a prisoner of war camp,[1] in 1943, parts of it became a concentration camp. Initially this was an "exchange camp", where Jewish hostages were held with the intention of exchanging them for German prisoners of war held overseas.[2] The camp was later expanded to accommodate Jews from other concentration camps.

After 1945, the name was applied to the displaced persons camp established nearby, but it is most commonly associated with the concentration camp. From 1941 to 1945, almost 20,000 Soviet prisoners of war and a further 50,000 inmates died there,[3] with up to 35,000 of them dying of typhus in the first few months of 1945, shortly before and after the liberation.[4]

The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by the British 11th Armoured Division.[5] The soldiers discovered approximately 60,000 prisoners inside, most of them half-starved and seriously ill,[4] and another 13,000 corpses lying around the camp unburied.[5] The horrors of the camp, documented on film and in pictures, made the name "Belsen" emblematic of Nazi crimes in general for public opinion in many countries in the immediate post-1945 period. Today, there is a memorial with an exhibition hall at the site.

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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.2.0375 (Windows)
Panorama size: 934 megapixels (52140 x 17920 pixels)
Input images: 98 (14 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 99,0 degrees wide by 34,0 degrees high (top=16,7, bottom=-17,3)
Vignette correction on: c1=-0,0125 c2=0,00172
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Image size: 5616x3744 (21,0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2014-06-06 15:12:14 - 2014-06-06 15:19:20
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 195.2 mm
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35,7 to 39,0 percent
Vertical overlap: 36,5 to 38,5 percent
Computer stats: 12278,9 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 15:46 (9,6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 3:41, Projection: 4:53, Blending: 7:11
(Preview finished in 9:58)

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