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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A Boy in Terezin

Boy’s diary from Terezin expresses hope and despair

By Elaine K. Alexander, Special to the Jewish Light April 24, 2012

“I have lost the desire for life, the desire for work, the desire to love, the desire to do anything that the mind of a boy can love,” wrote Pavel Weiner in the last diary entry he made at Theresienstadt, the Nazi concentration camp in Terezin, Czechoslovakia....

SS surgical tools going on auction block

JTA February 7, 2012

A box of surgical tools owned by the commandant of the Theresienstadt concentration camp is set to be auctioned. The wooden box of medical instruments going up for sale Feb. 11 belonged to SS Major Anton Burger, who helped turn the camp into a showcase...

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