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The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt

Anna Hájková


The Last Ghetto is the first in-depth, analytical history of a prisoner society during the Holocaust. Terezín (Theresienstadt in German) was operated by the Nazis between November 1941 and May 1945 as a transit ghetto for Central and Western European Jews before their deportation to be murdered in the East. Rather than depict the world of the prisoners as an atomized state of exception, this book argues that the prisoner societies in the Holocaust are best understood as existing among the many known versions of societies. This book challenges the claims of Holocaust exceptionalism and insists ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, social history, everyday life, Jewish history, agency, concentration camps, Nazi Germany, ghettos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190051778
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190051778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Hájková, author
Associate Professor of Modern European Continental History, University of Warwick