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Jakub Leipzig Interview: Jewish Displacement in Italy through ITS Documents

January 23, 2017 - 12:42pm
Introduction The following report is one of approximately 30 million documents held in the Archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) – an extensive and unique collection that provides information about the fates of millions of refugees uprooted during World... Continue reading →

Photographing refugee deportation: On visual representation of refugees

January 2, 2017 - 12:29am
(Please follow this link for metadata and scan of the document.) The photograph discussed in this blog post captures a dramatic moment during an attempted deportation of a group of Jews who escaped after the occupation of the Protectorate Bohemia... Continue reading →

Elderly people in the Terezín Ghetto

September 13, 2016 - 9:25pm
Distribution of infirm people in the Terezín Ghetto This document from the Jewish Museum in Prague from September 5th 1942 details statistics about the “Distribution of infirm people in the ghetto”. Statistics on the elderly and so-called “infirm” people are quite common... Continue reading →

Daily Orders from the Terezín (Theresienstadt) Ghetto

May 18, 2016 - 8:42pm
Daily Orders from the Terezín (Theresienstadt) Ghetto During the Second World War the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto was one of the major sites of suffering and death for the Jews of the Bohemian Lands and several European countries including Germany, Austria, Netherlands,... Continue reading →

Letters from Children on the First Kindertransport

April 20, 2016 - 12:14pm
The following document is just one of a unique collection of 365 eyewitness testimonies gathered in the days, weeks, and months following the November Pogrom of 1938, alternatively known as ‘Kristallnacht’ or the ‘Night of Broken Glass’. At the time,... Continue reading →