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Book by Horace saved from Theresienstadt ghetto library by an inmate

Publication | Accession Number: 2003.361.3

Book of Horace's writings taken from the Theresienstadt ghetto library by Moritz Henschel, who was imprisoned there from June 1943 - May 1945. Moritz was an influential lawyer in Berlin when Hitler came to power in Germany in January 1933. As the government persecution of Jews intensified, Moritz and Hildegard sent their daughters Marianne, 15, to Palestine and Lilly, 13, to England in 1939. Moritz was on the board of the Reich Association of Jews in Germany, created by the Nazi government in February 1939 to organize Jewish affairs. The Association was eventually forced to assist with deportations. In 1940, Moritz also became president of the Berlin Jewish Community. In January 1943, Moritz became president of the Reich Association, when Leo Baeck was deported. On June 10, 1943, the Reich Association was shut down and Moritz and Hildegard were deported to Theresienstadt. Moritz was elected to the Jewish Council and put in charge of the Freizeitgestaltung, which produced cultural events and materials. On May 9, 1945, the camp was liberated by Soviet forces. Moritz and Hildegard went to Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany, then emigrated to Palestine in 1946.

Title
Horaz' Sammtliche Werke. In metrischen Uebersetzungen. Ausgewahlt von Dr. Th. Obbarius.
Alternate Title
Quinti Horatii Flacci, opera omnia
Date
1840  (publication/distribution)
approximately 1944-1945 May  (use)
Geography
publication : Berlin (Germany)
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Latin
Object Type
Books--Poetry (lcsh)
Extent
1 book.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yoel Givol and Michal Lilli Kahani, in memory of their grandparents, Hildegard and Moritz Henschel
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Record last modified: 2017-09-24 22:51:40
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