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Diary from Theresienstadt

After her deportation to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, Helene Reik yearned to record what was happening to her. She kept a makeshift diary, including an account of the illness that ultimately led to her death. Because resources were scarce in Theresienstadt, Helene recorded her entries in the margins and on the backs of family pictures that she had brought with her, as well as postcards and letters she received while in the ghetto.

USHMM, Gift of Elizabeth Margosches

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