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Portraits of Jews of Theresienstadt
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1944

February:
The sprucing up of the ghetto begins in anticipation of the visit of the International Red Cross delegation.
March 8-9:
The Jews of the first "transport' sent to the "Family Camp" in Birkenau are murdered.
May 15-18:
A group of some 7,500 people are taken to the "Family Camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
June 6:
The Allied armies land on the beaches of France - Normandy.
June 20:
Jakob Edelstein and his family are murdered at the Death Wall in Auschwitz.
June 23:
The International Red Cross Delegation arrives at Theresienstadt to examine the condition of the Jews in the ghetto.
August and September:
The Germans shoot a propaganda movie about the Theresienstadt Ghetto.
September 27:
Paul Epstein, chairman of the Council of Elders, is arrested and executed.
September 28-November 25:
18,000 Jews are sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
November 26:
Himmler orders the cessation of the murder in the gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
December 15:
Benjamin Mormelstein, formerly the vice-chairman of the Council of Elders, is appointed chairman.
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