Terezin Ghetto Story
with Pavel Batel
Legacy of the Terezin Ghetto
Terezin (or "Theresienstadt") is less than an hour's drive north of Prague. This town became a Nazi holding camp for Czech-Jewish families and selected Jewish groups from Germany, Austria, Holland, and Denmark between 1941-1945. Learn about the legacy of Terezin Ghetto from well known researcher and author Pavel Batel.
Pavel Batel presented his research of the Terezin Ghetto in Hong Kong media.
Pavel Batel
Pavel Batel dedicated the past two decades, to intensive research focusing on the history of the Terezin Ghetto. During over 30 interviews with Holocaust survivors and eyewitnesses, Pavel managed to collect many pieces of missing puzzles. In many cases, Pavel was able to interview Holocaust survivors "behind closed doors" and collected the last testimonies survivors never wanted to talk about in front of cameras.

Pavel Batel presented his research of the Terezin Ghetto in Hong Kong media.
Testimonies of Holocaust survivors
Interview with Ruth Bondy, famous historian, Terezin and Auschwitz survivor, Czech writer (author of the book "Jakob Edelstein" - necessary for every Terezin scholar).
Achim Beginsky survived Terezin Ghetto. He was exceptionally stealthy and his skill at sneaking into various blocks.
Anita Tarsi, the leading Israeli historian on Theresienstadt, shared her knowledge with Pavel Batel at the Beit Terezin archive in Givat Chaim Ichud, Israel.
Pavel Batel in London with Jeremy Adler, British writer, philosopher and poet (son of H. G. Adler, Terezin and Auschwitz survivor - the most important Terezin historian and author of crucial books used during interrogation of Adolf Eichmann).
Benjamin Murmelstein - the last and only surviving Elder of Theresienstadt. Historical photography from ghetto time.
Benjamin Murmelstein was accused of collaborating with Nazis and imprisoned after the war. His son, Wolf Murmelstein spent his life trying to clear his father's name. Powerful testimony is proving that Murmelstein was a hero who saved the lives of thousands of Jews prior to transportation to the "East".
''Dear Pavel, We would like to thank you for the instructive tour. Your intellectual and emotional involvement in the Terezin tragedy is so exciting. You have tremendous talent as a teacher for such an uneasy visit. Esther and I were very pleased that the professional historical tour in Terezin became a basis for personal relations and appreciation. We hope to meet you again during one of your visits to Israel and would love to stand to your right in whatever you want."
Israel J. Yuval
Professor of Jewish History
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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