The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt
with author, Czech Historian & Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, Anna Hajkova.
Tuesday, November 30th
Terezín, also known as Theresienstadt, was a ghetto north-west of Prague. Set up by the Nazis on 24 November 1941, 80 years ago, it was a transit camp for Jews of Czechoslovakia, Central and Western Europe. Most of the prisoners were sent on to ghettos and camps in Nazi occupied East. In her brilliant study, Anna Hájková painstakingly analyzes the reality of this enforced society, one that goes beyond myths surrounding Theresienstadt. She presents a captivating portrait of the relationships between the Jewish prisoners and their captors as well as among the prisoners themselves.
Anna Hajkova will be interviewed by attorney & Holocaust educator, Michael Traison.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (VIA ZOOM)
Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Chicago Loop Synagogue, Iowa Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Heritage in Poland, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, National Czech & Slovak Museum, United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, World Engagement Institute