Our Philipp Manes collection highlights cultural life in the Theresienstadt Ghetto.
Philipp Manes was a former fur trader and inmate of Theresienstadt. His collection not only reveals something about life in the camp but also includes some 500 lectures from eminent Jewish scholars, actors, poets and scientists in Theresienstadt, many of whom contributed entries, drawings and poems to these diaries. Manes organised these talks in an attempt to help his fellow inmates keep their spirits up while living under truly miserable conditions, creating the most amazing "cultural feast".
His diaries are probably the most detailed descriptions of daily life written by any inmate of any concentration camp, not as a memoir, but whilst he was there.
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