7. Bergen-Belsen: Sorrow and Shock

As Olga gets a taste of Germany’s ‘Flying Bombs’ in Sheffield, Cyril knows the end of the war is coming as he drives the lead tank of his unit through Germany. As the couple reaches the five year point in their separation, Cyril’s unit becomes one of the first to liberate the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp — something he will never speak of and will likely haunt him his entire life. 

Written by Anna Priestland, edited by Joel Porter and directed by Sam Pearson, you can download and subscribe to Letters of Love in WW2 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or your favourite podcast app.

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