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Last Stop Before the Last Stop

Theresienstadt, 1942-1945

Tue, Apr 12, 2022 – Wed, Nov 30, 2022
Katherine and Clifford H. Goldsmith Gallery (map)
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011 U.S.A.

Over 80 years have passed since the first transport of Jews arrived in Theresienstadt. Still, the Nazi transit camp just forty miles from Prague remains misunderstood. Much of the evidence that has survived was produced or shaped by the perpetrators: films made for purposes of Nazi propaganda, artwork created under strict supervision, and censored letters sent from the camp.

But the truth of Theresienstadt survives in memoirs, diaries, and other artifacts. This exhibition reveals the inmates’ experience of the grim reality of Theresienstadt. What can we learn from the history of Theresienstadt for today and the future?

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