"People were literally starving for any kind of reading": The Theresienstadt Ghetto Central Library, 1942-1945

  title={"People were literally starving for any kind of reading": The Theresienstadt Ghetto Central Library, 1942-1945},
  author={Miriam Intrator},
  journal={Library Trends},
  pages={513 - 522}
Jews crowded into the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II were desperate for any avenue of resistance or escape, not only physically but also mentally. In the ghetto concentration camp Theresienstadt, the prisoner-run Ghetto Central Library, complete with bookmobile system, reading room, and branch libraries, served as a reminder that minds and imaginations remained active and free, even amidst devastating persecution. With the inclusion of Jewish book collections confiscated by the… 

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