The diary covers the period of two years and seven months. It consists of three octavo notebooks: The first entry in notebook 1 was made between March 6 and March 11, 1943 (undated); Notebook 2 begins with a note dated November 15, 1943; Notebook 3 starts on August 1, 1945 and ends with an entry dated November 8, 1945. In addition to the entries, the notebooks also contain notes and poems that were transcribed as well. As far as possible, the transcriptions are true to the original; any changes, additions, or editorial notes are marked as such. Footnotes that already exist in the print edition are shown as (i)-buttons; newly added notes by the Institute for the History of German Jews that reflect the latest state of research are marked as endnotes. The transcribed text is also put side by side with the digital facsimile. More detailed information about the edition guidelines can be found here.
The editor is Dr.
Müller-Wesemann; responsible for the new edition and editing of the
digital edition: Institute for the
History of German Jews, additional editors:
Anna Menny; technical
realization: Daniel Burckhardt, translation:
Dr. Erwin Fink. We would
like to thank the Hamburg State Agency for Civic
für Politische Bildung
for its financial support.
Martha Glass: Theresienstadt Diaries 1943-1945 (translated by Erwin Fink), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <https://keydocuments.net/source/jgo:source-217> [September 22, 2023].