January and February 1943
Deportation of Jews from Uhersky Brod, Czechoslovakia, to the Theresienstadt Ghetto
This photograph shows Jews being deported from Uhersky Brod to the Theresienstadt Ghetto in January and February of 1943. Uhersky Brod is situated in Moravia-Silesia, in the south-east of the Czech Republic, on the border with Slovakia. In March 1939, on the eve of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, there were 136 Jewish communities there, with a total of some 118,000 Jewish residents. With the occupation, the Germans changed Czechoslovakia’s name to “Bohemia and Moravia”, the Germanic names for these areas. The deportation of the Jews of Czechoslovakia to Theresienstadt began at the end of November, 1941. Mass deportations to Theresienstadt ended in the first half of 1943, by which time about 90% of Czechoslovakia’s Jews had been incarcerated in the ghetto. Some 140,000 Jews passed through the Theresienstadt Ghetto; about 22,000 survived the war.
For further information about the Jews of Czechoslovakia (Bohemia and Moravia) during the occupation, click here.
For further information about the Theresienstadt Ghetto, click here.
Yad Vashem Photo Archives, 224CO9