Copy note from the health section of the Jewish Management Committee of Terezin regarding materials and shortage of doctors, 1945.
Theresienstadt: Note regarding materials and shortage of doctors
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 1169
- Dates of Creation1945
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Administrative / Biographical History
On June 10, 1940, the Gestapo took control of Terezìn (Theresienstadt), a fortress, built in 1780-1790 in what is now the Czech Republic, and set up prison in the Small Fortress (Kleine Festung). By 24 November 1941, the Main Fortress (grosse Festung, ie the town Theresienstadt) was turned into a walled ghetto. The function of Theresienstadt was to provide a front for the extermination operation of Jews. To the outside it was presented by the Nazis as a model Jewish settlement, but in reality it was a concentration camp. Theresienstadt was also used as a transit camp for European Jews en route to Auschwitz and other extermination camps.
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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
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