At the Bergen-Belsen DP Camp
Immediately upon liberation, in the spring of 1945, Hermann Helfgott hurried to the Bergen-Belsen camp in order to help the tens of thousands of Jewish Holocaust survivors there. With his own hands he buried thousands of victims at the camp, while trying to raise the spirits of those who remained alive. He conducted wedding ceremonies, educated children and youth, provided spiritual assistance and got hold of vital supplies and medical aid. In September 1947 Helfgott was sent to aid the “illegal” immigrant crew of the Exodus in the German detention camps.