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A friendship formed in the concentration camp of Theresienstadt with a message for our times

This story, by our dear friend Rabbi Victor H. Reinstein, tells the tale of two young women who met in Theresienstadt. Their message of hope and of the need to act in righteous ways speaks to Rabbi Reinstein in the… Continue Reading →

The Jews of Denmark in the Holocaust: Life and Death in Theresienstadt Ghetto

This new book published in December 2020, is by Dr. Silvia Goldbaum Tarabini Fracapane, who participated in our launch of the virtual exhibit. “Based on never previously explored personal accounts and archival documentation, this book examines life and death in… Continue Reading →

CBC Web: “75-year-old journal from WW II concentration camp part of new virtual exhibit”

We are honoured that the CBC has featured on its website, a short piece promoting the Theresienstadt autograph book project.

Ann Elliott-Goldschmid on performing the Kreutzer Sonata in Theresienstadt

Professor Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, first violinist of the Lafeyette String Quartet at the University of Victoria, wrote about idea of playing intense and demanding music in a concentration camp: One wonders if the date chosen for the Beethoven Abend was purposeful:… Continue Reading →

CBC Radio Victoria’s All Points West interviews Richard Kool about the Autograph book

From CBC Radio All Points West, 19 August 2020 How a book created by artists who survived the Holocaust ended up in Victoria – and how you can see it… A 75-year-old book that captures a piece of Holocaust history… Continue Reading →

Press Release for Virtual Launch of Theresienstadt Autograph Book, 1945

August 17, 2020 – An autograph book that reflects an artist’s life in the Theresienstadt ghetto and transit camp, once belonging to Holocaust survivor and Danish violinist Mænni Ruben, has reemerged in Victoria, BC. Please join us for the virtual… Continue Reading →

Researching the autograph book: New information will be discovered

For those of us that worked on this project, we shared the hard work and intense excitement that is part of the work of a historian. Sorting out the puzzles inside Maenni’s autograph book brought real satisfaction while at the… Continue Reading →

Virtual launch of the Autograph book project on 20 August 2020

The Victoria Shoah Project and Congregation Emanu-El will have the official ‘virtual’ launch of the Maenni Ruben’s 1945 Theresienstadt Autograph album at 11 am PDT on August 20, 2020 via Zoom. This virtual opening will have curator and project creator… Continue Reading →

Chris Wilson presents a short film on Maenni’s autograph book

The Victoria Shoah Project is grateful to Chris Wilson of Victoria for producing a wonderful short film featuring creator and curator of the Autograph Book project, Janna Ginsberg, talking about the origins of the project and the importance she sees… Continue Reading →

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