Attic Modifications– Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Most structural changes made between 1941 and 1945 were removed after the end of the war. Surprisingly, many traces, especially in the attics, were preserved until today. They offer clues of difficult living conditions in the ghetto. At the same time, they document prisoners’ ingenuity in utilizing materials within the complex conditions of the ghetto. We are trying to detect as many clues as possible from detailed photo documentation. We identify traces to learn more about them in the course of subsequent research.


Were you imprisoned in Theresienstadt or do you know people who were imprisoned in the city (1941-45)?
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