Czech President Svoboda, Dubcek Honor Dead at Site of Theresienstadt Camp

President Ludvik Svoboda of Czechoslovakia led an assemblage officially estimated at more than 50,000 yesterday at a peace rally at Terezin honoring the more than 30,000 men, women and children who died there in the Theresienstadt concentration camp which the Nazis frequently described as a model Jewish ghetto.

The meeting was held on the site of the camp and the raised platform for the notables and speakers overlooked the rows of Jewish graves in the national cemetery. Among those with President Svoboda were Alexander Dubcek, former First Secretary of the Communist Party, and leaders of the reform movement. Mr. Dubcek, the principal speaker, noted that most of the concentration camp victims had been Jewish and denounced the “inhuman ideology of anti-Semitism.”

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