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On November 11, 1943 a roll call of the entire Ghetto population was ordered.. Later we compared this roll call with the every day APPEL in concentration camps. About 40,000 prisoners of the Ghetto were marched to the Bauschowitzer Kessel, a narrow valley. They had to stand a whole day in groups of 100, with machine guns aimed at them. Only a few who were unable to walk were left in the Ghetto. The Ghetto commander Burger was riding around on a dark horse, and Mandler, a Ghetto inmate formely in charge of the deportations from Prague, was in charge of the counting. After he failed to produce any result the SS-men started to count and also failed. Late in the evening the prisoners were allowed to return to the Ghetto. There was no plan to shoot everyone because Himmler had other plans for Theresienstadt, and the preparations for the IRC visit were at an advanced stage. The rumours which spread in the Ghetto were false. I never heard about a BBC broadcast on this issue. Jacov Tsur