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Theresienstadt (Terezin)

   
           

Concentration Camp-Ghetto Theresienstadt (Terezin)

Below you will find photographs of the Theresienstadt concentration camp-ghetto. next >>

Photographs courtesy of the USHMM.

 

Theresienstadt was established by the Nazi secret police Gestapo in the fortress and garrison city of Terezin (German name Theresienstadt), located in what is now
 the Czech Republic.

Arrival of a transport of Dutch Jews in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Czechoslovakia, February 1944.

Arrival of a transport of Dutch Jews in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Czechoslovakia, February 1944.
 

On June 10, 1940, the Gestapo took control of Terezin and set up prison in the Small Fortress (kleine Festung). By November 24, 1941, the Main Fortress (große Festung, i.e. the town Theresienstadt) was turned into a walled ghetto.

     
A man who has just arrived in Theresienstadt with a transport of Dutch Jews receives a bowl of food in the main courtyard of the ghetto, Jan 1944.

A man who has just arrived in Theresienstadt with a transport of Dutch Jews receives a bowl of food in the main courtyard of the ghetto, Jan 1944.

View of part of the fortification called the Ravelin and the Gestapo prison courtyard in the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt, after May 1945.

View of part of the fortification called the Ravelin and the
Gestapo prison courtyard in the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt,
after May 1945.

A group of Czech political prisoners interned in Theresienstadt stand in formation as they reenter the camp after a day at forced labor, 1941.

A group of Czech political prisoners interned in Theresienstadt stand in formation as they reenter the camp after a day at forced labor, 1941.
 

     

To the outside it was presented by the Nazis
as a model Jewish settlement, but in
reality it was a concentration camp.

Dutch Jews who have recently arrived in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Czechoslovakia, February 1944.

Dutch Jews who have recently arrived in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Czechoslovakia, February 1944.
 

Theresienstadt was
also used as a transit camp for European Jews
en route to Auschwitz.

 

 

 


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