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Life in Theresienstadt
Theresienstadt was also an important propaganda function for the Germans. Propaganda is information that is usually biased and misleading, which is used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. In Nazi propaganda , Theresienstadt was cynically described as a "spa town" where elderly German Jews could "retire" in safety. At one point the Nazis staged a sociable and cultural event for the red cross. Shortly before they arrived the camp was "beautified". Gardens were planted, houses painted, and barracks renovated. After the visit deportation and its cruel nature was resumed, until October 1944.
Theresienstadt, was actually established in 1941, Terezin. It was a garrison town which means that troops are permanently stationed there . They interned several thousands of Jews from the Netherlands. It was also presented as a "model Jewish settlement" for propaganda purposes. When reports about the death camps emerged, Nazis decided to present Theresienstadt to an investigative commission of the international red cross. After the visit the Nazis produced a propaganda film about the new life of the Jews under the auspices of the third Reich.
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2. In 1942, 15,891 people died in Theresienstadt because of disease.
3. It was liberated on may 8, 1945
4. it was a very cultural place they had many artist and musicians.
5. After World War II, theresienstadt was resurrected as a Czech town of terezin
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