Memo regarding the creation of 1 War Crimes Investigation Team
This memo details the creation of the 1 War Crimes Investigation Team in Belsen in May 1945 under the command of Leo Genn.
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This memo details the creation of the 1 War Crimes Investigation Team in Belsen in 1945 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Leo Genn. On 16 May, a secret telegram was sent from British Army headquarters to Leo Genn in Belsen: he was instructed to take command of the teams of investigators and interpreters who had assembled at the camp. This new team was to be 1 WCIT.
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