A look back over my shoulder

Fabian, Garry


Surviving Theresienstadt

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In 1936 Garry’s family fled Germany to Prague hoping to escape Nazi persecution. In 1942, when Garry was eight, the family was interned in Theresienstadt, a model ‘settlement’ which was used as a showpiece by the Nazi propaganda machine. This book bears witness to the real story of what happened there. Of the 15,000 children who had been through Theresienstadt, about 150 survived. The family was liberated in May 1945 and the new life they built in Australia is confirmation of the ability of the human spirit to overcome past trauma and live fully.