Report : Paper : Printed : Ink : off-white, ; Ht: 8 1/2 in. x W: 14 in.
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1 page. One-sided copy of a document intitled ''Die häufigsten Todesursachen in Theresienstadt''. The report indiques statistics about the most common causes of death in the ghetto-camp of Theresienstadt between 1941-12 and 1944-12. The diseases named on the document are: tuberculosis, pneumonia, enteritis, blood poisoning, tumors, intracranial hemorrhage, meningitis. Narrative: The Theresienstadt "camp-ghetto" existed between 1941-11-24 and 1945-05-09. It served the three following: a transit camp for Czech Jews, a ghetto-labour camp for certain categories of German, Austrian, and Czech Jews (based on their age, disability as a result of past military service, or domestic celebrity in the arts and culture), and a holding pen for Jews in the above-mentioned groups. It was expected that that poor internment conditions would hasten the deaths of many deportees, until the survivors could be deported to killing centers in the East.