Victims of the Holocaust


254 Porges were deported from Prague, Vienna and Germany to Theresienstadt, then to other concentration camps.

Concentration camps

To read more about Terezin/Theresienstadt and the concentration camps, click on the following links :

The Genocide of the Czech Jews
by Miroslav Karny
Beit Theresienstadt
at Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud was erected in memory of the Jews of Ghetto Theresienstadt who perished during the Nazi persecution.The official opening was in 1975.The "Theresienstadt Martyrs Remembrance Association" built this edifice through the initiative of the surviving members of the Zionist Youth Movement and the "Hechalutz" organization living in Israel.
An Interview with a Survivor
Charlotte Guthmann Opfermann
Theresienstadt : An Overview
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, a short overview of the camp. including information on the first months, deportations, life in the ghetto, the Red Cross visit, and epidemics.
Theresienstadt : The "Model" Ghetto
with photos
Theresienstadt - Paradeisghetto
by Chuck Ferree
A visit to Terezin
by Chuck Vadun, part of Web Travel Review's Berlin/Prague story
"A light rain fell as I stood at the Martin Tours booth on one corner of Prague's Old Town Square, waiting for the tour bus to arrive to take me to Terezin."
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezín Concentration Camp, 1942-1944. A Book Review by Amanda Kaufman, Cold Spring Harbor High School, New York
Lecturers in Ghetto Theresienstadt, "VIP" in the Ghettto
Otto Porges and Elsa Bernstein (née Porges) were among the 254 Porges deported to Terezin.
A location map of the concentration camps
with access to lists of KZ camps names.

Deportation to Theresienstadt

At the beginning of the German occupation - according to the official statistics and according to the Nuremberg definition - 118 310 Jews lived on the territory of the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. According to the last official statistics of 15 March 1945, there were only 3 030 -excluding Terezin and prisons - i.e. a mere 2.56%.

In the deportation transports from Prague and Brno, 7 002 Jews were sent to Lodz, Minsk and Ujazdow of whom only 276 survived the deportation to Lodz, 13 to Minsk and 2 to Ujazdow.

The deportation transports to Terezin numbered 73 468 Jewish prisoners from the Protectorate territory. Of that number, 6 152 died there and 6 875 were liberated. More than half of those liberated - 3 654 - were Jews from mixed marriages who were sent to Terezin only in 1945.

From Terezin 60 382 Jewish prisoners from the Protectorate were deported to the East of whom only 3 097 survived the holocaust.

From the Czech border territory - "the Sudeten region" - 611 Jews were jailed in Terezin; only 242 of them survived the holocaust.

Between 1941 and 1945, 140.000 Jews were transported to Terezin from all over Europe.
More than 33.000 died in Terezin; another 87.000 were sent from Terezin to camps in Poland, mostly Auschwitz.
254 Porges were deported to the camp of Terezin (60 km North of Prague). Only 11 survived
Most were transfered to other camps (Auschwitz/Osvetim, Riga, Dobria, Treblinky, Zamosc, Maly Trostinec, Estonia Raasika, Lodz, ... ).
Special thanks to The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic who kept the individual cards of transport to the KZ camp of Terezin (Czek) and kindly provived a copy of all 254 the records.

In November 2000, Beit Theresienstadt provided a list of 227 Porges deported to Theresienstadt.

  Fully available
   Not completed
Copies of transport cards
   (not available)

Deportation from Germany

Name From Date born Date deport. Camp
Porges, Gabriela München 26/11/1866 24/07/1942 Theresienstadt
Porges, George Hamburg 28/05/1860 02/02/1942 Freitod
Porges, Siegfried Hamburg 16/10/1867 22/07/1942 Theresienstadt

Source : Gedenkbuch - Opfer der Verfolgung der Juden unter der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland 1933-1945, Leo Baeck Institute, NYC

Deportation from Paris

Name Address Nationality Place born Date born Camp
Porges, Milan "Tanner", 16 rue Marcel Sembat Montreuil sous Bois   Zilina (Czek) 12/03/1895 from Pithiviers to Auschwitz
convoi 4
Porjes, Alexandre "Tailor", Paris   Vienne 10/04/1911 Auschwitz
convoi 6
Porges, Erwin     ? 16/07/1891 from Belgium to Auschwitz
convoi 20
Porges, Hans 31 rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris   Vienna 20/07/1907 from Les Milles to Drancy
convoi 29
Porges, Marie 31 rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris   Budapest 09/06/1909 from Pithiviers to Auschwitz
convoi 47
Porges, Lucienne 31 rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris French Paris 12/07/1940 from Pithiviers to Auschwitz
convoi 47

          Source : Klarsfeld documents (Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, Paris)

          For detailed reports (in French) on the above transports, click here.


Deportation from Vienna

A new project called "Letter to the stars - Students write history" contains the list of the 65.000 Austrian jews, killed by the nazis, including 42 Porges names.
For detailed lists on the above transports, click here.



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