Theresienstadt Concentration Camp documents finding aid now available

Processing Archivist Caroline Littlewood recently created a finding aid for the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Documents, a collection of hundreds of "daily order" bulletins issued by the German command at Theresienstadt.

The Theresienstadt documents were collected and hidden from German authorities by Alfred Goldscheider, donor Emma Goldscheider Fuchs's husband, who worked in a minor administrative post within Jewish Self-Administration of the camp Theresienstadt. After Alfred Goldscheider's death, the donor brought the documents with her when she immigrated to the United States. Bulletins document camp rules and regulations, as well as punishments for rule violations. Some bulletins contain lists of the arrival and departure of internees, while others list deceased individuals by name and birth year.

More on the Theresienstadt collection can be found in the Special Collections Spotlight essay on the collection. We have recently received funding from the Effron Foundation to digitize the collection of Theresienstadt documents, which will become widely available to the public for the first time.