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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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A decorated album that was made in the Theresienstadt Ghetto by artist, Max Placek, as a bar-mitzvah present for Jiri Bader who was imprisoned in the ghetto with his family

Album illustrated with scenes from Jiri Bader’s life

Album illustrated with scenes from Jiri Bader’s life. The album was given to Jiri on the occasion of his Bar Mitzva, celebrated in Theresienstadt in April 1944. At the end of the same year, Jiri was deported to Auschwitz and murdered

Album illustrated with scenes from Jiri Bader’s life

Album illustrated with scenes from Jiri Bader’s life. The album was given to Jiri on the occasion of his Bar Mitzva, celebrated in Theresienstadt in April 1944. At the end of the same year, Jiri was deported to Auschwitz and murdered

Prayer shawl Jiři Bader received for his Bar Mitzvah, celebrated in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1944

In January 1943, just two months before Jiři’s Bar Mitzvah, the Bader family was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto along with the rest of the Jews of Kyjov. In light of this upheaval in their lives, it was impossible to celebrate Jiři’s Bar Mitzvah on time.
In April 1944, when Jiři was 14, they finally marked the occasion in the ghetto youth club. In spite of the restrictions and difficult conditions, Jiři's family and friends prepared gifts for him: he received a prayer shawl in a cloth bag that was made from fabric remnants; an album illustrated by the talented caricaturist Max Placek with his life-story in words and pictures; and a leather wallet made in one of the ghetto workshops. Two months later, Jiři and his father Pavel were deported to Auschwitz, where they were murdered.

The prayer shawl bag that Jiri Bader received for his Bar Mitzva, celebrated in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1944

Leather wallet embossed with the name “Jirka”, Jiri Bader’s nickname. He received the wallet as a gift for his Bar Mitzva, which he celebrated in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1944

Jiri and Vera Bader and their classmates in the Jewish school in Kyjov during the Nazi occupation

Jiri and Vera Bader and their classmates in the Jewish school in Kyjov during the Nazi occupation. Jiri is in the center behind the girl with the light jacket. Vera is standing behind the girl with the doll, wearing a hat with a ribbon

Jiri and Vera Bader before the war, Kyjov, Czechoslovakia, 1938

Pavel and Grete Bader on vacation in Italy, 1928

Jiri’s final letter, sent to his uncle Hanus Tauber who was still free in Prague, 1944

Grete Bader’s letter dated 21 October 1944, requesting that she be allowed to join her family on the transport out of Theresienstadt