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Description - Theresienstadt by Norbert Troller

Norbert Troller's unique account of life in Theresienstadt combines his intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the camp with two dozen of his own drawings and watercolors. Troller recounts his two years in Theresienstadt from early 1942 until September 1944, when he was deported to Auschwitz after the Nazis discovered he and other artists were smuggling out drawings that revealed the horrors of Hitler's "model" ghetto. Miraculously preserved by his friends, Troller's drawings and watercolors of life inside Theresienstadt add a compelling dimension to his story. His keen observations of human nature, of the experiences of his fellow prisoners, and of his own existence are embedded within a powerful history of the Theresienstadt atrocities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807855843
ISBN-10: 0807855847
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Norbert Troller

Norbert Troller (1896-1981), a Czech Jew from a prominent family of businessmen, was a trained architect. Susan E. Cernyak-Spatz, author of German Holocaust Literature, is associate professor emerita of foreign languages at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Joel Shatzky is professor of English at the State University of New York, Cortland.