Theresienstadt

  • Former Theresienstadt Commander Escapes from American Prison Camp in Austria

    Anton Burger, former commander of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, has escaped from an American prison camp at Glasenbach, near Salzburg, it was reported here today. The trial of 31 camp guards and doctors at the Buchenwald camp has reopened before an American military court at Dachau. It was postponed on June 16 to permit defense… More ▸

  • Czechoslovak Court Dooms Karl Rahm, Ex-commandant of Theresienstadt Ghetto

    Karl Rahm, ex-commander of the Theresienstadt ghetto, was today condemned to death by a Peoples Court in Litomerice. Rahm, who in the beginning maintained that the Gestapo was responsible for all activities within the ghetto, finally confessed to having participated in the planning, construction and use of poison gas chambers in which Jews and Czech… More ▸

  • Commandant Admits Guilt in Gassing of Jewish Czech Prisoners

    Karl Rahm, former commandant of the Theresienstadt camp, today admitted responsibility for the construction and use of gas chambers to ## Jews and Czech political prisoners during his trial on war crimes charges before a Peoples Court in Litmerice. At first Rabm denied having taken part in the ## of Jews, but charged his testimony… More ▸

  • Slovak Fascists Destroy Tombstones in Jewish Cemetery Following Tiso Hanging

    Unrest resulting from the execution of Father Josef Tiso, war-time president of the Nazi puppet state of Slovakia, who was condemned as a war criminal, is continuing in Slovakia and has manifested itself in several minor anti-Jewish incidents. The most recent incident occurred this week in Secovce, in eastern Slovakia, where 70 tombstones were destroyed… More ▸

  • Czech Workers Strike Against Return to Jew of Property Confiscated by Razis

    All workers in the Warnsdorf district of Board want on strike yesterday in protest against the return to Emil Bear, 70-year-old Jewish industrialist, of a factory confiscated during the German occupation. The strikers allege that Bear engaged in "Germination" in the pre-Minion are and demand that he and his lawyer be deported with the other… More ▸

  • Czech Peoples Court Acquits Jew Who Was “elder” of Theresienstadt Ghetto

    Benjamin Murmelstein, one of the Jewish "olders" of the Theresienstadt ghetto, who were appointed by the Nazis to act as administrative officers and carry out their instructions, was acquitted yesterday by a Czech Peoples Tribunal which was trying him as a war criminal. Jewish circles are displeased with the verdict, charging that Murmelstein conducted himself… More ▸