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Women of Theresienstadt

Voices from a Concentration Camp

by Ruth Schwertfeger

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Berg Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: historical,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Jewish Holocaust Personal Narratives,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • Europe,
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust,
  • General,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / Holocaust,
  • Holocaust,
  • Biography,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • Personal narratives,
  • Theresienstadt (Concentration

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8300037M
    ISBN 100854961925
    ISBN 109780854961924

    She survived Ausschwitz by persuading the Nazis that she was older than she really was. By contrast, the ghettos set up by the Nazi regime during World War II were sealed-off and controlled areas that acted as transition points on the way to the 'Final Solution'. Vladislav was not Jewish, and he had survived during the war and occupation by becoming a bootlegger, providing the occupation forces with booze, some of which he made himself. Sources Dutlinger, Anne Dobie Ed. Most especially, the Nazis or Czech gendarmes were looking for jewelry, money, cigarettes, as well as other items not allowed in the camp such as hot plates and cosmetics. Though a few residents attempted to give the Jews assistance in small ways, the mere presence of Czech citizens in the town increased the restrictions on Jews' mobility.

    Many other unusual events took place in Theresienstadt: operas were performed, including Verde's Requiem. The Nazis had decided to liquidate the Ghetto and initially chose able-bodied men to be on the first transport because the able-bodied were the most likely to rebel. In the Germans took over the town Terezin and transformed it into a concentration camp for Jews. As a person who entered several Nazi concentration camps shortly after their liberation, and saw the manner in which millions of innocent people were killed or died because of the Nazi policies, and having returned to Europe several times, re-visiting places where I saw so much death and destruction, I've come to believe that even though many have seen documentary films of the Holocaust, and read about the terror perpetrated upon millions of Europeans by Hitler and Nazi Germany, if you haven't smelled the smells, personally viewed the deep pits filled with unknown corpses, it would be difficult to develop a realistic feeling for the significance of Valie's experiences. These chapters explore the variety and complexity of gender differences during the Holocaust. The deportees then had their personal information written down and placed in an index.

    Sometimes there was even contact with Prague, which also came to include the exchange of sheet music, for example. It kept the inmates quiet and enhanced the camps image as a privileged ghetto… S. Valie was arrested for being Jewish, and spent over four years in the Nazi Concentration Camp Theresienstadt located 40 miles from Prague. With food already scarce and with the new arrivals threatening to consume all that was left, many once orderly residents began raiding or trying to raid the food supplies.


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Women of Theresienstadt book

Vali's parents arrived late in along with her younger sister. I'm haunted by the ghosts of Valie and the others.

Terezin Concentration Camp: History & Overview

Since most Jews were sent on transports under the pretension of "work," the second dilemma was how could the Nazis peacefully transport the elderly Jewish generation. Though Edelstein had hoped that the ghetto would be located in a section of Prague, the Nazis chose the garrison town of Terezin.

The Nazis had decided to liquidate the Ghetto and initially chose able-bodied men to be on the first transport because the able-bodied were the most likely to rebel.

Where were 60, people going to sleep in a town meant to hold 7,? All exemptions and "protection" were abolished; the Nazis now chose who was to go on each transport. The first dilemma was what to do with the prominent Jews that were being carefully watched and looked after by Aryans. During the Austro-Prussian Waron 28 Julypart of the garrison attacked and destroyed an important railway bridge near Neratovice rail line Turnov - Kralupy nad Vltavou that was shortly before repaired by the Prussians.

Her words to me were; "I didn't want any part of Europe. Initial Conditions The Nazis sent approximately 1, Jewish men on two transports to Theresienstadt on November 24 and December 4, After these transports, only able-bodied men, plus women, children, and elderly were left within the Ghetto.

An engineer by education, Vladislav, was a very bright and resourceful man. Commandant Burger escaped to West Germany, and, though condemned to death by Czech authorities in absentia, he settled in Essen, where he lived under a false name until his death in December It then followed in by occupying the rest of Bohemia and Moravia part of Czechoslovakia.

With nearly 60, Jews inhabiting an area originally designed for only 7, -- extremely close quarters, disease, and lack of food were serious concerns.

Gerron was murdered by gas chamber on October 28, After the visit, the Nazis were so impressed with their propaganda feat that they decided to make a film. Jennifer Rosenberg Updated January 23, Ghetto Theresienstadt has long been remembered for its culture, its famous prisoners, and its visit by Red Cross officials.

History of Theresienstadt

They were in terrible ill-health and some carried typhus. Everything a person needed to survive was scarce, there were no jobs available, the country had been occupied by Germany for almost five years, and now the Communists were trying to put things back in order.

A coffeehouse was built, a library with books even the S. Nazi Germany used this population of ethnic Germans as a rationale for expansion of the borders of the Fatherland.

A playground, sports fields, and even a monument were added. Bakers baking bread, a load of fresh vegetables being delivered, and workers singing were all queued by messengers who ran ahead of the entourage.

Once the deportees reached Theresienstadt, they went to the checking point called "floodgate" or "Schleuse" in camp slang. After a brief period of recuperation, Valie set out along with other former inmates for Prague, expecting help from the government.

Though a few residents attempted to give the Jews assistance in small ways, the mere presence of Czech citizens in the town increased the restrictions on Jews' mobility.

The Nazis brought political prisoners and others to this hellish place never to emerge again. Once the former residents in Theresienstadt were thrown out, camp life eased. In their original historical sense, ghettos could refer to residential areas, city neighbourhoods, or city sections that were demarcated from the rest of the city and inhabited exclusively by Jews.Neither a typical ghetto nor strictly a concentration camp, Theresienstadt served as a transit and forced labor camp, as well as a longer-term detention facility for Jewish men, women, and children from across Western and Central Europe.

As a propaganda showcase for the Nazis, Theresienstadt also served as part of a calculated plan of deception. Aug 30,  · Theresienstadt never engaged in forced labour for the Nazis on a mass scale, but there was general labour duty for everyone between 16 and 60 years of age (the age boundaries shifted throughout the duration of the ghetto).

Men and women lived separated in rooms that housed between 8 to inhabitants. Most children were accommodated in youth Author: Anna Hájková. Dec 08,  · Remembrance and Resistance Through the Recipes of the Theresienstadt Ghetto. In a time of rising anti-Semitism and growing concern over Syria’s disappearing culinary traditions, In.

Jun 2, - Explore knihomol24's board "Terezin, Theresienstadt", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about History and Wwii. Theresienstadt, town in northern Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), founded in and used from to by Nazi Germany as a walled ghetto, or concentration camp, and as a transit camp for western Jews en route to Auschwitz and other extermination camps.

Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the. Review "A poignant Holocaust memoir with a unique feminist slant." --BooklistSynopsis. Ruth Schwertfeger This is the first book in English on Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp in former Czechoslovakia and the only one of its kind which focuses on the women who were forced to live in it.5/5(1).