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Theresienstadt Ghetto, 1942-1945

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Collection Overview

Title: Theresienstadt Ghetto, 1942-1945

Predominant Dates:1942-1944

ID: RG-31/RG-31

Creator: Kohn, Adele

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This record group  comprised the following collections, Moritz Mueller Collection; Adele Kohn Collection; Photo-documents from Theresienstadt, USHMM Collection; Theresienstadt, artifacts and photographs; Erich Lichtblau documents; Eva Beckman Collection; Theresienstadt correspondence, to and from the ghetto, from Ed Victor Papers

Moritz Mueller Collection is organized according to the collection level, would it be a collection of individually owned documents and artifacts or a collection of the documents and  artifacts reflecting multiple aspects of the ghetto life. Documents are digitized.

Languages: German [ger], Czech [cze], Polish [pol], Hebrew [heb], English [eng]


This record group includes several collections: Adele Kohn Collection, Moritz Müller Collection, Theresienstadt collection from the Victor’s Papers, Eva Beckman Collection and the Theresienstadt photo-documents from the USHMM Collection.

The Adele Kohn collection comprises official German correspondence, such as a deportation notice, ghetto inhabitants’ bank accounts management, i.e., requisition of Jewish deposits, work identification cards, etc. The documents relate to two people from the same family, notably Adele and Johanna Kohn. It is believed that both survived Theresienstadt. After liberation, they were transported to one of the interim transit stations in Switzerland. There are also included personal documents of the Theresienstadt period such as a list of personal belongings written on a piece of brown cardboard, Yellow Jewish Star, German-Jewish passport, and newspaper clippings of post-Theresienstadt time.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Moritz Müller Collection contains five sketches of the Theresienstadt period, made in pencil on paper, dated from August 1943 to March 1944.

The Eva Beckman Collection contains Theresienstadt receipts (ghetto money), ghetto stamps and a Yellow Jewish star.

The photo-documents from the USHMM include various photographs depicting the wartime experience and the Nazi propaganda in Theresienstadt.

Individual documents present a copy of the list of the children from Bialystok, who were first resettle in Theresienstadt and then deported to a death camp. Deportation date, 5 October 1943. We included as a cross reference an Erich Lichtblau letter to Shlomi Barmore from 1983.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No restrictions

Use Restrictions: copyrighted materials, credits to and references to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are required

Physical Access Note: A number of artifacts and documents are on display in the Museum

Technical Access Note: digital copies might be available upon request

Processing Information: Materials are primarily described using the local descriptive standards of the LAMOTH

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