This documentary presents the "show camp" at Theresienstadt with which the Nazis could deceive the outside world as to what was really happening to the Jews of Europe. Here, thinking this was an "end camp" from where they would not be deported further, Jews were promised a comfortable and peaceful life, before being hoodwinked out of their properties and assets by the SS and sent to the death camps in the east. The program is introduced by Simon Wiesenthal.
This archive film footage documents the daily life of a Nazi concentration camp called Theresienstadt (also known as Terezin). Used by the Nazis as a "show" camp to draw attention away from their larger, darker actions elsewhere, Terezin was portrayed as a thriving community, and contained many artists and intellectuals within its borders. Thus the camp was well-documented. Viewers should be aware of the violent and disturbing nature of some of the footage.