Surviving Theresienstadt

A Teenager's Memoir of the Holocaust

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About the Book

When the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, Vera Schiff and her family were sent to Theresienstadt. Touted as the “model ghetto” for propaganda purposes, as well as to deceive Red Cross inspectors, it was in fact a holding camp for famous Jews—in case the world was to inquire. For the rest, however, it was the last stop on the way to the gas chambers. Those “lucky” enough to remain faced slave labor, starvation and disease.
Shiff’s intimate narrative of endurance recounts her family’s three years in Theresienstadt, the challenges of life under postwar communism, and her escape to the nascent and turbulent state of Israel.

About the Author(s)

Vera Schiff is a Holocaust survivor, educator and award winning author living in Toronto, Canada. In 2012 she received an honorary doctorate of Letters from the University of New Brunswick for her contributions to the field. In 2020 she was awarded the Order of Canada for her illustrious career as an author, historian and public speaker who is nationally recognized for sharing her moving experiences of the Holocaust.

Cheryl A. Fury is a history professor at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John) in Canada. She has authored and edited a number of works on the social history of English seafarers.

Bibliographic Details

Vera Schiff
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8555-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4330-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

From the first edition: Winner, Elie Wiesel Prize in Holocaust Memoir—The Canadian Jewish Book Awards