Located in Czechoslovakia, Theresienstadt was not intended to
be a death camp; the Nazis did not exterminate Jews there. The camp mainly served as a stopping point for Jews on
their way to Nazi death camps further east. As in other concentration camps, conditions in Theresienstadt were terrible.
Overcrowding and bad conditions killed thousands of prisoners and disease killed thousands more. Only one in eight
new arrivals survived. It was most definitely not a country club, but more of a detour on the way to death.