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The Last Ghetto: A New History of the Theresienstadt Ghetto

Wednesday, April 7 | 4:00 PM

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Anna Hájková, associate professor of Modern European Continental History at the University of Warwick, will present.

How should we write a history of the prisoner society? Anna Hájková’s New History of the Theresienstadt Ghetto.

Terezín, as it was known in Czech, or Theresienstadt, as it was known in German, was operated by the Nazis between November 1941 and May 1945 as a transit ghetto for Central and Western European Jews before their deportation for murder in the East. Today, Theresienstadt is best known for the Nazi propaganda of the International Red Cross visit, cultural life, and children. But these aspects explain little what defined the lives of its 140,000 inmates. The Last Ghetto offers both a modern history of this Central European ghetto and the first in-depth analytical history of a prison society during the Holocaust.

This lecture is the second in a three-part series of webinars covering this topic.
The other two speakers are Karen Auerbach (3/22) and Marion Kaplan (4/21).

Register for this webinar.

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A lecture series on the topic of Jewish life in prewar/wartime Europe
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