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To cover the growing rumors about what was happening to Jews under the Third Reich, the Nazis placed prominent and old Jews into Theresiesenstadt. Then, through deceit and subterfuge, the Nazis transformed Theresienstadt into a "model ghetto" and invited the outside world to come and visit. Learn more about the real conditions within Theresienstadt.

Ghetto Theresienstadt has long been remembered for its culture, its famous prisoners, and its visit by Red Cross officials. What many don't know is that within this serene facade lay a real concentration camp.

Beit Theresienstadt
Beit Theresienstadt is a memorial founded in 1975 by survivors of GhettoTheresienstadt, members of a non-profit association titled "Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association". Along with exhibits, an archive, and an education center, Beit Theresienstadt has a computerized database of the fate of nearly 150,000 prisoners of Theresienstadt.

Interview with a Survivor -- Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann
Charlotte's personal account of life within the Theresienstadt Ghetto.

Photographs of Theresienstadt
56 historic photographs and drawings of the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Terezin Memorial
The Terezin Memorial is located on site of the Theresienstadt Ghetto/Camp in Terezin, Czech Republic. This page gives you information on visiting the Small Fortress and National Cemetery, the Ghetto museum, and the Jewish cemetery with crematorium.

University Over the Abyss
Even though life within Theresienstadt was harsh, the Jewish inmates continued creating and presenting various cultural and social events. Besides giving you a short description of these events, there is also a list of lecturers in the ghetto.

A Visit to Terezin
Filled with history and emotions, Chuck Vadun describes his visit to the fortress and prison at Terezin. Don't miss the reader's comments at the bottom, where visitors have shared their experiences and feelings when visiting Terezin or other Nazi camps.

Wiesenthal Center: Theresienstadt
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, a short overview of the camp including information on the first months, deportations, life in the ghetto, the Red Cross visit, and epidemics.

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