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Large land ownership map of the medieval town Brandys, Czech Republic

Object | Accession Number: 1989.2.142

Land ownership map of the towns of Brandy's nad Labem and Hradek,s, dus, irca 1620, possibly created at Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia. The camp opened in November 24, 1941 and was in operation about 3.5 years, until May 2, 1945. The German SS imprisoned certain categories of German, Austrian, and Czech Jews in the ghetto, including many prominent intellectual or cultural figures. There was a large Technical Department where many artists were assigned to work, creating technical drawings, maps, etc. for the camp administration. Many of them secretly created works documenting the actual overcrowded, disease ridden conditions of the camp. The works were buried or hidden behind walls and recovered postwar. Roughly 140,000 Jews were sent to Theresienstadt; nearly 90,000 were sent to camps in the east where most died, and about 33,000 perished in Theresienstadt.

depiction : Brandys nad Labem (Czech Republic)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Talisman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:41
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