The last platform – the transports of Brno’s Jews

8. 9. 2020


The last platform – the transports of Brno’s Jews

A reminder of the deportations that formed such a chilling part of the Holocaust. A site-specific event combining scholarly commentary by the historian Táňa Klementová with a theatre montage by directors Eva Lietavová and Pavel Strašák.   

A 1942 report by the Jewish Community of Prague indicates that 3,503 bicycles, 2,036 typewriters and 34,543 fur coats were registered and prepared for use in Bohemia and Moravia. Each of these items originally had an owner with officially determined Jewish identity. An owner whose turbulent life is indicated by another table, summing up the numbers of Jews in the various regions of our country, first in March 1939 and then in June 1942. In the Brno region we learn that during that period, of the original 14,910 Jewish inhabitants only 855 remained at home.
On 27 May 1942, the last transport went from Brno to Theresienstadt, the last of the large deportations from this region.

The programme will be held in Czech only.

Free entry. The capacity of the event is full, thank for you understanding!

In collaboration with the Jewish Museum in Prague. Financially supported by the Czech-German Future Fund.

19:00 Meet at tř. Kpt. Jaroše 1922/3 (the Brno branch of the Jewish Museum in Prague)