During training and maneuvers, Tiger crews sometimes gave demonstration of their vehicles to civilians. This Tiger from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505, camouflaged with brush, is engaged in just this sort of demonstration during the early summer of 1943 in the Orel region.
Bergen-Belsen was the last camp we went to and it was the worst. There was one tap with water but we had no food. I remember digging around in the ground for roots to eat and people around me who collapsed and died with hunger. Cannibalism was rife. I would never do that but I saw it. I still remember the moment we were liberated, one month after we arrived. I was lying on my bunk and somebody shouted, ‘Look, there are Jeeps outside’. I went out and saw British soldiers coming into the camp. It was so wonderful.