Describes the social structure, created by the prisoners themselves at Theresienstadt: the library, banks, schools, orchestra, medical facilities, and economic life. In this book, the author provides eye witness information about the organization of this camp created by the Nazis in order to deceive the world about their true purpose.
Vera Schiff, born in 1926, lived in Theresienstadt from 1941-1945. After the war she immigrated to Israel and later to Canada. She is the author of a prize winning memoir and also Hitler's Inferno. In October of 2012 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of New Brunswick.
1. Theresienstadt: An Overview; Fast Downfall; Fooling the Jews; Great Deception; Red Cross Commission; 2. Structure and Organization of the Camp; Authority and Hierarchy; Jewish Government; Camp Population; Layout of the Camp and Daily Life; Privileged; Labour; Population and Facilities; Camp Maintenance; Theresienstadt's Library; Bank of Theresienstadt; Culture and Art; Attempts to Flee or Fight; 3. The Children of Terezin; 4. The Artists of Theresienstadt; Music; Painters and Graphic Artists; 5. Health Care; Vrchlabi; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Urology; Department of Gynecology; Department of Surgery; Insane Asylum; Musselmen; 6. Relationships in Terezin; Friends in Theresienstadt; Sex and Love; Religious Life and Relations with G-D.