Art against Death: Permanent Exhibitions of the Terezin Memorial in the Former Magdeburg Barracks

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Theresienstadt Concentration Camp was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. During World War II it served as a Nazi concentration camp. Approximately 144,000 Jews were sent to Theresienstadt. Most were Czech Jews, but 40,000 were from Germany, 15,000 from Austria, 5,000 from the Netherlands, and 300 from Luxembourg. 1,600 Jewish children from Poland, were deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz; none survived. About a quarter of the inmates died there, mostly because of the deadly conditions, which included hunger, stress, and disease. The typhus epidemic at the very end of war took an especially heavy toll. The Art Museum at Terezin, which is located in the former Magdeburg Barracks, is devoted to the artwork produced in the Theresienstadt ghetto. The prisoners were allowed to do art work in the concentration camps, although not what Hitler called "degenerate" art. Hitler favored classic art or beautiful pictures, as opposed to modern art or realistic drawings depicting the horrors of the camps. The prisoners had to hide their drawings and paintings that the Nazis didn't approve of, but they had the courage to produce this art, even with the threat of death if they were found out. Although several of the Nazi concentration camps had artists who sketched, painted or sculpted, leaving works of art which are now displayed in the museums there, the Theresienstadt ghetto was unique for the sheer volume of artwork that the prisoners produced during the war. Taking advantage of the many famous artists who were incarcerated in Theresienstadt, the Nazis set up a drafting workshop in the ghetto where the Jews had to use their talents to produce blueprints for the Germans. Originally published in Czechoslovakian as "Kultura Proti Smrti" (Against The Culture of Death), this book discusses the Magdeburg Barracks and includes all the art from the permanent exhibitions there.

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