Prisoner of Paradise
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- Includes footage not seen in the original PBS broadcast
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Theresienstadt was the German name for Terezín, the name of a former military fortress and garrison town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. During World War I the fortress was used as a prisoner of war camp and Gavrilo Princip, who started the war by assassinating Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife, died of there in 1918. The Gestapo took over the fortress in 1940 and the following year was turned by Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the SS, into an internment camp for local Jews. By the summer of 1942 that population had been exterminated and the site was a closed environment for privileged Jews from Germany, Czechoslovakia and Austria.
When the Nazis permitted a visit by the Red Cross to counter rumors about the extermination camps, thousands of Jews were deported to Auschwitz to avoid the appearance of overcrowding in Theresienstadt. Fake shops and cafes were built to make it seems the Jews were living in relative comfort.Read more ›
The beauty of this film is to see the "life spirit" to entertain and share creative gifts no matter the circumstance.
You will be moved and inspired and hopefully awakened to include all these people in your remembrance.
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Where is the head of this talented and Ithink perceptive person? Reading it is like it never happended, but it did!Published 10 months ago by Max T. Nigh
Performed a Protest Requiem of Verdes Requiem and wanted to have another view of the town that Hitler gave the Jews. This is a time that should never be forgotten.Published 13 months ago by Gator