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Five-in-One Notebook Special: Children’s Books about Terezín from Candlewick – Editors, Authors, Publicist

Candlewick recently published two books  about Terezín, also known as Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in Bohemia. While not an extermination camp, 50,000 Jews were cramped into a town built to house 2,000. Disease and malnutrition contributed to the deaths of … Continue reading

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Report from Prague | Terezin

Terezin was built in the 1780s as a fortress town in northern Bohemia. Also called Theresienstadt in German, the town was named for Hapsburg Empress Maria Theresia. But in 1941, the resident population was ousted by the Nazis, who turned … Continue reading

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