A concentration camp, the only one run by Eichmann, located in what is now the northwestern Czech Republic. Originally proposed as a homeland for German Jews, the small town instead came to house “privileged” Jews from around Europe. Ultimately, it was the only camp that foreign observers were allowed to visit—Eichmann gave the International Red Cross a tour in 1944.
Theresienstadt Term Timeline in Eichmann in Jerusalem
The timeline below shows where the term Theresienstadt appears in Eichmann in Jerusalem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: The Second Solution: Concentration
...his third plan: to create a homeland for German Jews inside Nazi territory. Someone proposed Theresienstadt, and Eichmann went to investigate. It was much too small and instead became “a special... (full context)
Chapter 8: Duties of a Law-Abiding Citizen
Chapter 9: Deportations from the Reich—Germany, Austria, and the Protectorate
...lost German nationality. Separate laws and Berlin’s cooperative Jewish Association ensured that those sent to Theresienstadt, inside the Reich, also lost their rights and property. While the Order Police (in Germany)... (full context)
Chapter 10: Deportations from Western Europe—France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Italy
Chapter 14: Evidence and Witnesses
...and Lithuania, where Eichmann’s competence and authority had been almost nil.” Only four testify about Theresienstadt, which Eichmann actually ran, and “the right of the witnesses to be irrelevant” is well-established. (full context)
Chapter 15: Judgment, Appeal, and Execution
...was even excluded from the R.S.H.A. officials’ daily lunch. His only remaining duty was overseeing Theresienstadt, and when the Red Cross visited it, he complained “about Himmler’s new ‘humane line’ in... (full context)