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10 Jun 1940

Czechoslovakia
14 Jun 1940

Czechoslovakia
10 Oct 1941

Czechoslovakia
  • Reinhard Heydrich ordered the town of Terezín (German: Theresienstadt) to be converted into a camp-ghetto for deported German, Austrian, and Czechoslovakian Jews. He placed Adolf Eichmann and Rolf Günther in charge of establishing this camp-ghetto. ww2dbase [Theresienstadt Concentration Camp | Reinhard Heydrich | Terezín, Cechy | CPC]
30 Oct 1941

Czechoslovakia
24 Nov 1941

Czechoslovakia
4 Dec 1941

Czechoslovakia
9 Jan 1942

Czechoslovakia
2 Jun 1942

Czechoslovakia
20 Jun 1942

Czechoslovakia
2 Jul 1942

Czechoslovakia
14 Jul 1942

Czechoslovakia
31 Jul 1942

Czechoslovakia
18 Sep 1942

Czechoslovakia
29 Sep 1942

Czechoslovakia
17 Dec 1942

Czechoslovakia
  • Jewish violinist Julius Stwertka, a former leading member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and co-leader of the Vienna Philharmonic, passed away in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Theresienstadt Concentration Camp | Terezín, Cechy | CPC]
28 Dec 1942

Czechoslovakia
20 Jan 1943

Czechoslovakia
22 Apr 1943

Czechoslovakia
11 Aug 1943

Czechoslovakia
24 Aug 1943

Czechoslovakia
11 Nov 1943

Czechoslovakia
15 May 1944

Czechoslovakia
  • Over the following three days, about 7,500 prisoners of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia were transferred to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in occupied Poland; part of the reason was to relieve Theresienstadt's overcrowded condition in preparation of a visit by the International Red Cross and the Danish Red Cross in the following month. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Theresienstadt Concentration Camp | Terezín, Cechy | CPC]
23 Jun 1944

Czechoslovakia
1 Sep 1944

Czechoslovakia
12 Sep 1944

Czechoslovakia
5 Feb 1945

Czechoslovakia
8 Mar 1945

Czechoslovakia
6 Apr 1945

Czechoslovakia
14 Apr 1945

Czechoslovakia
15 Apr 1945

Czechoslovakia
20 Apr 1945

Czechoslovakia
21 Apr 1945

Czechoslovakia
2 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
5 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
8 May 1945

Czechoslovakia

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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