in Small Fortress
on the left, door to execution site on the right
On the left in the photo above is the
"Lord's House" where the Commandant and his family
lived, along with the guards and their families.
is on the left, movie theater building is on the right
The two photographs above show the Commandant's
quarters in the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt. In the background
in the center of the photo above is the Gate of Death which leads
to the execution site. One wonders how the Commandant could sleep
at night, being so close to the doorway through which at least
250 innocent victims walked to their death. Today the Commandan't
house is used for the administrative offices of the Small Fortress.
The building on the right in the photo
above is a movie theater.
Door into movie theater
for the SS guards at the Small Fortress
The photograph above shows the door into
the movie theater which was built in 1942 for the guards and
their families. Today it is used to show documentary films and
there is also an exhibit room here.