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Theresienstadt (Terezin)


Concentration Camp-Ghetto Theresienstadt (Terezin)
Political Prison and Jewish Ghetto

Nazi officials selected the Bohemian town of Terezin (Theresienstadt in German), located about fifty kilometers from Prague, as the location for a prison where captured opponents of the Nazi regime were kept, and for a Jewish ghetto and transit center. Political prisoners were allowed to send and receive only one letter or card per month, so their mail is seldom seen. next >>

Below: A May 20, 1940, field post card to a German soldier garrisoned at Theresienstadt more than a year before the Nazis established a Jewish ghetto there. Anti-Nazi political prisoner Franziska SojkovŠ mailed the formular post card to her sister Elia DivisovŠ at Prague on June 17, 1943.



Courtesy of The Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation. Ex-Ken Lawrence exhibit.


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