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Theresienstadt

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Theresienstadt

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Theresienstadt

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Speaker: Professor Konrad Kwiet

Theresienstadt, known as a camp-ghetto is well known to those who teach and study the Holocaust. However, the unique nature of this camp often remains a mystery even to those most well-read. Known for producing art, music and culture, Theresienstadt was also infamous as Hitler’s camp of ‘deception’, aiming to fool the world as to the Nazi atrocities committed to the Jews. How did life grow within, and for what purpose was the camp?

Join us in conversation with Sydney Jewish Museum historian, Professor Konrad Kwiet as he answers all our questions. Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet is a German-born historian and child survivor of the Holocaust. Formerly the Pratt Foundation Professor in Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at The University of Sydney and the Chief historian of the Australian War Crimes Commission, he works as the Resident Historian at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

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