by Rebecca Weiner, the Jewish Virtual Library, American-Israeli
(History, Prague Renaissance, World War II, Post-World War II,
The Jewish Community Today, Terezin Concentration Camp)
At the beginning of the German occupation 118
310 Jews lived on the territory of the so-called Protectorate
of Bohemia and Moravia.
In the deportation transports from Prague and Brno, 7 002 Jews
were sent to Lodz, Minsk and Ujazdow .
The deportation transports to Terezin numbered 73 468 Jewish prisoners
from the Protectorate territory.
From Terezin 60 382 Jewish prisoners from the Protectorate were
deported to the East.
254 Porges were deported to the camp of Terezin
(60 km North of Prague). The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic
has kept the individual cards of transport to the camp of Terezin
and provived copies of the 254 records.
In November 2000, Beit Theresienstadt provided a list of 227 Porges
deported to Theresienstadt.
at Kibbutz Givat Chaym
Ichud. It 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.
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."
Lists of Porges, Porgesz, Porjes, Porjesz, Purjes.
The Social Security Death Index (SSDIThe Social
Security Death Index (SSDI) is generated from the U.S. Social
Security Administration's Death Master File. It contains the records
of deceased persons who were assigned Social Security numbers
and whose deaths have been reported to the SSA. The following
index is current to the end of April 2001.