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Map of Theresienstadt drawn by an inmate while in the camp

Object | Accession Number: 1990.181.1

Map given to Max and Johanna Liebmann by Bedrich Borges, whose brother Erik drew the map while interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia. The artist told his brother that he drew the sketch under the orders of the SS command in the camp. The sketch is marked as an air raid shelter, however, the intended use was as a gas chamber. Erik was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp and killed in 1944.

Date
approximately 1943  (creation)
Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
depiction : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Maps
Object Type
Maps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Max and Johanna Liebmann
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:00
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