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The Burning Down of Huts in Camp 1, Belsen Concentration Camp

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: British Red Cross Museum and Archives

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In the early spring and summer of 1945, Doris Zinkeisen volunteered her services as a war artist to the North West Europe Commission of the Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross and Order of St John as it moved into newly liberated Europe. She recorded the activities of the Commission in supporting the post war relief, rehabilitation and repatriation of prisoners of war and civilian internees.

British Red Cross Museum and Archives


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65 x 80 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 1946


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