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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Edith Sheldon speaks about the musical performances and the cultural forms of resistance in the Theresienstadt ghetto. This testimony clip is featured in the IWitness activity Personal Strength to Survive.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Gerda Haas was aware of her upcoming deportation from Berlin, Germany, as of 1942, but was not placed on the deportation list until Mar 17, 1943. She and many other deportees were  first assembled on the Grosse-Hamburger Strasse deportation center and deportation by train took place a few days later. Gerda relates she felt lucky to be sent to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia and believes it was due to her profession as a nurse.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Pinchas Gutter recalls his arrival at the Theresienstadt Ghetto in Czechoslovakia two weeks prior to his liberation by the Soviet armed forces in 1945. He relates he refused to participate in the mistreatment of the German ghetto guards by Soviet soldiers during the liberation of the ghetto. He remembers the sadness he felt over the mistreatment of anyone even of perpetrators.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the summer of 1944 members of the International Red Cross visited Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto in Czechoslovakia. In an effort to present Theresienstadt as a model ghetto, the Nazis deported many Jews to Auschwitz to alleviate overcrowding, renovated buildings and staged musical performances and other activities. Margot Friedlander remembers when the Red Cross visited the ghetto and speaks on the façade.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pianist Alice Sommer reflects on the musical performances and Czech composers she knew in Terezín (also known as Theresienstadt camp-ghetto). Alice Sommer died February 23 2014 in England; she was 110 years old and the oldest known Holocaust survivor.