Deri mourns at There­sien­stadt on of­fi­cial visit to Czech Repub­lic

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By YVETTE J. DEANE

In­te­rior Min­is­ter Arye Deri vis­ited the There­sien­stadt con­cen­tra­tion camp on Sun­day dur­ing his of­fi­cial visit to the Czech Repub­lic.

“The Nazis were ex­ter­mi­nated, and Is­rael is alive!,” Deri said as he ex­plained the im­por­tance of his visit as an Is­raeli min­is­ter in There­sien­stadt.

“The Lord will avenge the blood of all the Jews and of all the chil­dren who were mur­dered,” Deri wrote in the guest-book.

There­sien­stadt, built in the town of Terezín, was a stop for many Jews to larger ex­ter­mi­na­tion camps. It also served as a ruse to fool King Chris­tian X of Den­mark, the Red Cross and oth­ers of the ter­ri­ble con­di­tions and the atroc­i­ties the Nazis com­mit­ted against the Jews.

The Nazis even forced Rafael Schächter, a fa­mous pi­anist, to per­form dur­ing for the Red Cross dur­ing their visit.

Some 33,000 peo­ple died in There­sien­stadt, mainly be­cause of the con­di­tions, while about 88,000 passed though There­sien­stadt be­fore be­ing de­ported to ex­ter­mi­na­tion camps.

(Cour­tesy)

IN­TE­RIOR MIN­IS­TER Arye Deri vis­its the There­sien­stadt con­cen­tra­tion camp yes­ter­day.

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