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My years in Theresienstadt

how one woman survived the Holocaust
  • 214 Pages
  • 4.48 MB
  • English
Prometheus Books , Amherst, N.Y
Spies, Gerty, 1897-, Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) -- Biography., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Personal narratives., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Czechoslovakia -- Personal narratives., Jewish authors -- Germany -- Biography., Germany -- Ethnic relat


Germany, Czechoslo

StatementGerty Spies ; translated by Jutta R. Tragnitz.
LC ClassificationsD805.C9 Z8813 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p., [8] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL655243M
ISBN 101573921416
LC Control Number97000271

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. She has learned to forgive, but she can never forget. And neith /5(9). Spies, a Jew born in Germany inspent three years during WWII in Theresienstadt, the so-called model ghetto established by the Nazis northwest of Prague, where prisoners supposedly cultivated artistic pursuits.

In reality, the camp was a holding station whence many Jews were ultimately dispatched to Auschwitz and other death camps in Poland.5/5(1). My Years in Theresienstadt: How One Woman Survived the Holocaust Gerty Spies, Author, Jutta R. Tragnitz, Translator Prometheus Books $ (p) ISBN Buy this book.

Get this from a library. My years in Theresienstadt: how one woman survived the Holocaust. [Gerty Spies; Mazal Holocaust Collection.] -- Theresienstadt, located in Czechoslovakia, was a peculiar concentration camp.

It was publicized as a retirement city, a place for privileged and prominent Jews to sit out the war. In reality, it was. This is a beautiful, deeply moving book.

Told in a simple, unaffected style, it describes in vivid detail the author's life in pre-war Prague, the three years she spent as a teenager at Theresienstadt (aka Terezin), the many terrible things that she saw, and the resourcefulness with which she repeatedly avoided s: 2.

Buy My Years in Theresienstadt: How One Woman Survived the Holocaust 1st Edition by Spies, Gerty (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. Henny Waas (Theresienstadt survivor liberated as year old, writing in August ) Maenni Ruben was a Danish graphic artist, musician and violinist, born inwho was, unluckily, one of the Danish Jews captured and deported by the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

THERESIENSTADT - Paradeisghetto. by Chuck Ferree.

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From left to right: Vladislav Borsky, Dickie Ferree, Valie Borsky and Chuck Ferree "Hitler's Gift to the Jews was one of the most deceptive of all the places in which the Nazis incarcerated the Jews during the Holocaust."Hitler's "model" ghetto.

(from Norbert Troller's book.). The Theresienstadt "camp-ghetto" existed for three and a half years, between Novem and May 9, During its existence, Theresienstadt served three purposes: Theresienstadt served as a transit camp for Czech Jews whom the Germans deported to killing centers, concentration camps, and forced-labor camps in German-occupied Poland.

The book, which was created in just before the camp was liberated on May 8, contains about 40 pages of handwritten autographs, sketches and aphorisms from people in the Theresienstadt. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for My Years in Theresienstadt: How One Woman Survived the Holocaust at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.

Dr Anna Hájková is associate professor of modern European continental history at the University of Warwick. She is preparing her book manuscript, The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt, for publication. Her current research addresses the queer history of the Holocaust, and the Communist generation – in Central Europe.

Theresienstadt (Czech: Terezín [ˈtɛrɛziːn]) was a hybrid concentration camp and ghetto established by the SS during World War II in the fortress town Terezín, located in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (a German-occupied region of Czechoslovakia).Theresienstadt served two main purposes: it was simultaneously a waystation to the extermination camps, and a "retirement settlement.

It won the Broken Barrier award as the best play at the 24th "Without Borders" Theatre Festival in Cieszyn, Poland, and Cieszyn, Czech Republic, in the same year. [ citation needed ] Way to Heaven (Himmelweg) (), by Juan Mayorga, an award-winning Spanish playwright; inspired by the visit of the Red Cross to Theresienstadt.

The Girls of R by Hannelore Brenner, is an amazing story about 10 inspiring girls who lived in fear in Theresienstadt interment camp. Hannelore wrote this book with the help of the 10 women who lived in this horror of a camp.

Theresienstadt. Ein Dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen Siedlungsgebiet ("Theresienstadt: A Documentary Film from the Jewish Settlement Area"), unofficially Der Führer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt ("The Führer Gives a City to the Jews"), was a black-and-white projected Nazi propaganda film.

It was directed by the German Jewish prisoner Kurt Gerron and the Czech filmmaker Karel Pečený. Now available for the first time in English, this is the memoir of a Jewish woman who was taken to Auschwitz while several months pregnant.

Ruth Elias, a young Jewish woman from Czechoslovakia, survived three years in the Nazi camps of Theresienstadt and this haunting testimony, she relives the day-to-day conditions and horrific inhumane treatment of those ye/5(18).

Published in book form as: Theresienstädter Gedenkbuch: die Opfer der Judentransporte aus Deutschland nach Theresienstadt (Prag: Institut Theresienstädter Initiative im Verlag Academia ; Berlin: Vertrieb in Deutschland, Metropol Verlag, ).

Since completing my book “A Danish Boy in Theresienstadt,” sharing my Holocaust experiences has become a major passion of mine. I have talked to over groups reaching alm people, mostly students, since Octoberin Southwest Florida and in the Chicago area.

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Norbert Troller's unique account of life in Theresienstadt combines his intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the camp with two dozen of his own drawings and watercolors.

Troller recounts his two years in Theresienstadt from early until Septemb5/5(1). A Tale of Terezin is a tale of my mother’s most tragic and challenging time of her life, a story recited to me many times throughout my early years and frequently embellished by the detailed accounts of her parents’ beloved relatives are all gone now, but this is my legacy.

We our Czech transport travelled on a passenger train, leaving Theresienstadt on 8 October on transport BG – destination the death camp Treblinka in Poland. No phase in the deportations from Hitler’s Greater Reich was more murderous than the first year’s clear-out of Theresienstadt.

Out of 43, deportees only survived the war. Jews crowded into the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II were desperate for any avenue of resistance or escape, not only physically but also mentally.

In the ghetto concentration camp Theresienstadt, the prisoner-run Ghetto Central Library, complete with bookmobile system, reading room, and branch libraries, served as a reminder that minds and imaginations remained active and.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Redirects aside, I'd have thought this article to be entitled somewhat otherwise, e.g.

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Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto. I'd like to read some discussion here on the above points, as I'm quite new to editing Wikipedia, and Holocaust topics are my primary area of endeavor (corresponding with RL:) Thanks, Deborahjay2 June (UTC). In Novemberthe family received a summons for their deportation to Theresienstadt.

Michael was sent to live in a boys' dormitory, in Building L Together with forty other boys his age, he lived in room 7 supervised by 20 year-old Franta Maier. The boys called themselves the Nesarim (eagles). Most books from the Theresienstadt library can be recognized by the Ghettozentralbucherei stamp found on their tide pages (Utitz,p.

The project, time-consuming and extremely detail-oriented, entails looking for any symbol of previous ownership including stamps, signatures, notes, card inserts, imprints on the binding or ex-libris.

PRAGUE — A unique collection of some 4, drawings by children who were interned at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust still attracts attention, 75 years since their.

In February,he was deported to Theresienstadt. After two and a half years of imprisonment there, followed by a brief period in Auschwitz and another six .The Functions of Theresienstadt. RSHA chief Heydrich announced Theresienstadt's function as a “settlement” for certain categories of Jews to SS, State, and Nazi Party functionaries gathered at the Wannsee villa on Januto discuss implementation of the "Final Solution." He stated that Jews residing in Germany and Austria who.Ghetto Theresienstadt Theresienstadt (Terezin in Czech) was founded in as a fortress town to the North of Prague and was intended for a population of 7, half of being soldiers.

After Czechoslovakia was occupied by Germany (Ma ), a ghetto was established in Theresienstadt on Novem Allegedly for Czech [ ].