Jiří Lauscher was born in Terezín on September 14, 1901 to parents Siegfried and Anna. The family lived in the premises of the local watermills where Siegfried served as a clerk. Shortly after her husband´s death in 1911, the widowed Anna with both sons, the first-born František and the younger Jiří, moved to her relatives […]
Seminar in the Terezín Memorial focused on the use of video testimonies of Holocaust survivors in school education
A seminar for Czech schoolteachers, devoted to the use of video testimonies of Holocaust survivors at schools, was held in Terezín between June 12 and 14, 2020. The workshop took place in conjunction with the organizations Zachor – Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and the Terezín […]
Was the group of Jewish inmates, who came to the Terezín Ghetto on November 24, 1941, really made up of 342 men?
Some readers may find this question futile. The Terezín historiographic sources assert that a commando of 342 men fit for work did arrive in the Sudeten Barracks (E I) on November 24, 1941, that the Ghetto´s gate closed behind them and at that moment their labor deployment turned into permanent jail. This initial figure appears not […]