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A New History of Theresienstadt
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Terezín, as it was known in Czech, or Theresienstadt as it was known in German, was operated by the Nazis between November 1941 and May 1945 as a transit ghetto for Central and Western European Jews before their deportation for murder in the East.
Today, Theresienstadt is best known for the Nazi propaganda of the International Red Cross visit, cultural life, and children. But these aspects explain little what defined the lives of its 140,000 inmates. The Last Ghetto by Dr Anna Hájková offers both a modern history of this Central European ghetto and the first in-depth analytical history of a prison society during the Holocaust.
The prison society of Terezín produced its own social hierarchies under which even small differences among prisoners decided their fate. During the three and a half years of the camp’s existence, prisoners created their own culture and habits, bonded, fell in love, and forged new families.
Dr Anna Hájková is associate professor at the University of Warwick. For Radio Prague International interview click here
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