Today, the 15th April 2014, markes the 69th anniversary of the liberation of KL-Bergen-Belsen. The camp, with its unique composition of sub-camps all located within its own boundaries, eventually became a collection point for thousands of prisoners evacuated from various other concentration camps. From a summer 1944 total of around 7,000 inmates, the camp population swelled to approximately 60,000 - most of whom were seriously ill, by the time the British forces arrived on 15th April 1945. Tens of thousands had died in the months leading to liberation, with thousands more passing, due to disease, after the camp was liberated. Following the evacuation of the site, the entire camp was burned down to prevent the spread of typhus. Throughout its existence, it is believed around 70,000 people died at Bergen-Belsen.