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The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life

The Anguish of Liberation
Yad Vashem Photo Archives, 980/7
Camp inmates after the liberation
Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia, 1945

During World War II, Theresienstadt was a camp to which the Nazis deported approximately 140,000 Jews, principally from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, but also from central and western Europe. The camp was liberated on 8 May, 1945.

About 19,000 of the Jews incarcerated in Theresienstadt survived the war, including two groups sent to Sweden and to Switzerland before the liberation.