In July 1942, Gita Hojtasova (10 years old), Zuzana Hojtasova (7 years old), and their mother Gertrude were deported from their native Prague to the Terezin concentration camp/ghetto. They were liberated in 1945.
Gita and Zuzana wrote letters and drew pictures during their years in Terezin. These artifacts, donated to the Museum by the sisters and their husbands, are part of the Museum’s collection and are highlighted in the Museum’s new installation In Confidence: Holocaust History Told By Those Who Lived It. Below are a few selections of their artifacts on display at the Museum.