Published On: Fri, Jun 26th, 2015

WATCH: Queen Elizabeth visits a former Nazi concentration camp for the first time

Queen visits site of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

 

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II visited a former Nazi concentration camp for the first time Friday, laying a wreath on the grounds of Bergen-Belsen where Anne Frank died shortly before liberation by British troops.

The queen met with former British troops who liberated the camp and some Bergen-Belsen survivors, according to European media accounts.

The 89-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, 94, strolled the grounds of the camp, which was flooded in the waning months of World War II with prisoners from other Nazi sites as Allied forces advanced into Germany.

 

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