Unbowed through the Gate of Darkness


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History Today
Vol. 58, no. 3 (March 2008), p. 45-51


Ben Barkow and Klaus Leist describe the remarkable cultural activities of Philipp Manes an intimate of Theresienstadt, the Nazi ghetto in north-west Bohemia. Manes' Lecture Series reflected the artistic and intellectual calibre of many of the inmates and brought stimulation and pleasure to many more. The authors ask to what extent this constituted a form of resistance