This is the only film known to be made by the Nazis inside an operating concentration camp. Germany's Ministry of Propaganda produced this 1944 film about Theresienstadt, the "model" ghetto established by the Nazis in 1941 in Terezin, a town in the former Czechoslovakia. Joseph Goebbels intended to use the film to prove to the International Red Cross and the world that Jews were being well-treated in the camps. The film, however, is an elaborately staged hoax presenting a completely false picture of camp life. Upon completion, the director and most of the cast of prisoners were shipped to Auschwitz. Only a few survived to attest to the falsity of the film. Includes study guide.Written by
National Center for Jewish Film
After the film was finished on 28 March 1945, it was only shown 4 times before the end of WWII: In March or April 1945 one time in Prague to an exclusive audience of top SS members and then three times in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp itself to a selected audience of Swiss diplomats, Jewish leaders and/or delegates of the 'International Red Cross'. See more »
This Movie is a bad movie of Propaganda , full with lies . It should show the lives of the jews in the KZ's - Konzentrationslagern / Concentraition-Camps ) and if you ever seen a KZ , espspecially Theresienenstadt , you would see the cruel actions of the Nazis.
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