The sprucing up of the ghetto begins in anticipation of the visit of the International Red Cross delegation.
The Jews of the first "transport' sent to the "Family Camp" in Birkenau are murdered.
A group of some 7,500 people are taken to the "Family Camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The Allied armies land on the beaches of France - Normandy.
Jakob Edelstein and his family are murdered at the Death Wall in Auschwitz.
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.
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.
Himmler orders the cessation of the murder in the gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Benjamin Mormelstein, formerly the vice-chairman of the Council of Elders, is appointed chairman.