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Bergen-Belsen liberation: Tank driver John Darby recalls opening gates

Seventy years ago British troops entered the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. One of those to witness the horrors first hand was John Darby, who used his Sherman tank to open the gates. This is his story.

On 15 April 1945, shuffling along the road are a dozen or so German officers who, in fractured bursts of English, speak of "prison camp", "disease", "typhus".

John Darby is inside a Sherman tank, travelling in the opposite direction with the British Army's 11th Armoured Division.

The "prison camp" - now nearby - is Bergen-Belsen, near Hannover in Germany.

Inside are piles of rotting corpses and thousands of sick and starving prisoners, kept in severely overcrowded and dirty compounds.

Mr Darby, now 86 and living in the Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds, was the first liberator in.

"I went up to the gates," he said, "pushed them open with the tank.

"I was the first there to discover it.

"We knew it was a camp, but it wasn't an extermination camp - but people died and were piled up in beds and round and about like rotten logs of wood, which we could see at a distance.

"We saw young German troops were shooting at prisoners trying to climb over the wire fence, but our colonel started shooting them.

"I shot four. They were burning documents as fast as they could.

"I was standing there keeping an eye on the colonel, who was still shooting these Nazi youth, when I felt something touch my leg.

"I saw a hand and then I saw a face appear and saw these eyes and said 'It's alright love, you're free now'.

"I didn't go any further and radioed the Red Cross medics and when they arrived we were told to move on.

"There weren't a lot of Germans left in the camp, but a lot of them were hung there eventually, I think.

"I cried and I've never forgotten it.

"I tried not to talk about it after the war, but 20 years later I exploded one night - I went potty and didn't know what the heck was happening.

"I went to see the doctor and he said I'd got to talk about it, to get better."

source: BBC

Tags: antisemitism, nazism, religiouspersecution

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Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

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The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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