A fake village of Jews on their way to death

Actor Francisco Reyes as a Nazi commandant in the play Way to Heaven
In June 1944, the Nazis fooled Red Cross inspectors with Operation Embellishment, a fake village filled with Jews being held in "humane" conditions at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, a way-station to Auschwitz. The play Way to Heaven (Himmelweg) is based on the true story of this successful hoax. The play was written by Juan Mayorga, and translated by David Johnston.

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Wikipedia entry on the Theresienstadt concentration camp>>

A fragment of a propaganda film about the camp, Terezin: A Documentary Film of the Jewish Resettlement, directed by Jewish prisoner Kurt Gerron, who was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.

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