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Inscriptions left by Jewish prisoners documented for the first time in 70 years
Between 1941 and 1945, countless prisoners engraved their messages into the sandstone walls of the Terezin fortress, the site of the former Theresienstadt Ghetto – and many did so just before going off to their deaths. By inscribing their names, initials, dates and pictures, they memorialized their own fates and acted as witnesses as well. But the inscriptions are in danger of disappearing. The project Ghettospuren.de is the first international project to document these remaining traces…
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December 8th, 2014
Small treasure found – 70 years after the end of the Second World War hiding place discovered in a Theresienstadt/Terezín atticges
Personal effects once belonging to prisoners of the Theresienstadt Ghetto were recently discovered during attic renovations in Dlouhá Street. Shoes, photos and a suitcase label are among the objects that had been found. Some of the finds still bare their owner’s name. … » Read more
September 12th, 2014
Unique finds of Holocaust traces, material reminders of the imprisonment of thousands of inmates of the Theresienstadt Ghetto, is now being documented online
Almost 70 years after the end of the Second World War and the fall of Nazism, distinctive traces of life at the former Theresienstadt Ghetto, never before seen, are coming to light. The finds, which have been discovered throughout the modern day town of Terezín, will officially be made public in May 2015. The first results of the documentation of these remnants and traces have just been made available online at www.ghettospuren.de … » Red more
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