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Summary

Theresienstadt was not a ghetto in the ordinary sense of the word. It served as both ghetto and transit camp from which thousands were deported to concentration and extermination camps. Men, women and children were forced to deal with a daily reality of life in the shadow of death. They tried to keep the family framework despite the separation between the members of the family. They were forced to fight in order to get a bit of food, and in order to protect their privacy and preserve their humanity. The actual life in Theresienstadt, and not what the Nazis falsely presented, becomes more clear through reading the testimonies and stories of the children of Theresienstadt. The voice of the children shows us about how this place served as a source of life and hope alongside the pain, the loss and death.
Out of the 15,000 children that were in Theresienstadt, about 150 survived.

In these activities you read a variety of testimonies from the Theresienstadt ghetto that tell the story of the children in the Ghetto.

Yehuda Bacon describes through his dream the incredible distance between the home before the war, Theresienstadt, and Auschwitz:
"In Theresienstadt we dreamed ….I dreamt that I was back home, I dreamt that I would meet friends from class …. When we came to Auschwitz, we never dreamed about home anymore. The biggest dream was Theresienstadt".
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