Written by a Czech Jewish boy, A Boy in Terezín covers a year of Pavel Weiner's life in the Theresienstadt transit camp in the Czech town of Terezín from April 1944 until liberation in April 1945.
Author: Pavel Weiner
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Written by a Czech Jewish boy, A Boy in Terezín covers a year of Pavel Weiner's life in the Theresienstadt transit camp in the Czech town of Terezín from April 1944 until liberation in April 1945. The Germans claimed that Theresienstadt was "the town the Führer gave the Jews," and they temporarily transformed it into a Potemkin village for an International Red Cross visit in June 1944, the only Nazi camp opened to outsiders. But the Germans lied. Theresienstadt was a holding pen for Jews to be shipped east to annihilation camps. While famous and infamous figures and historical events flit across the pages, they form the background for Pavel's life. Assigned to the now-famous Czech boys' home, L417, Pavel served as editor of the magazine Ne?ar. Relationships, sports, the quest for food, and a determination to continue their education dominate the boys' lives. Pavel's father and brother were deported in September 1944; he turned thirteen (the age for his bar mitzvah) in November of that year, and he grew in his ability to express his observations and reflect on them. A Boy in Terezín registers the young boy's insights, hopes, and fears and recounts a passage into maturity during the most horrifying of times.
A young graduate from Prague University was lecturing on sociology and made
the young people understand for the first time what had brought them to Terezín .
A slim well - built , curly - headed boy used to come among the children .
Author: Rada židovských náboženských obcí (Czechoslovakia)
SCOTT (copy 2): Gift of Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut.
Of more than fifteen thousand interned at Terezin , about 150 lived . For most of
them , the end of the road was Auschwitz . Nor did the kind physician live to teach
a child to paint , spell or do sums , when the nightmare was ended . Doch einen ...
Author: Gerald Green
Publisher: Dutton Books
Gift of Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut.
"Vedem," the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezín Marie Rút Křížková, Marie
Rut Krizkova, Kurt Jiří Kotouč, Kurt Jiri Kotouc, Zdeněk Ornest, R. Elizabeth
Novak, Paul Robert Wilson. Unknown artist Illustration to Jiří Bruml ' s article "
Author: Marie Rút Křížková
An anthology of art, poetry, stories, and articles from "Vedem," a weekly magazine secretly produced by young teenage Jewish boys incarcerated at the Czechoslovakian concentration camp Terezín during the years 1942-1944.
Child Survivors of Terezín Thelma Gruenbaum. In the camp , I saw some
incredible honesty and admirable qualities in other people ; for example , a boy
who did not touch someone else ' s bread , even though he was very hungry .
There were ...
Author: Thelma Gruenbaum
Publisher: Library of Holocaust Testimonies
This challenging and compelling new book reveals the previously undocumented life of the children at Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. During the war approximately 10,000 children were held here. Concentrating on a group of boys, aged between 12 and 14 at the time of imprisonment, Nesarim: Child Survivors of Terezin recounts their stroies both during and after the war. The 10 boys detailed here shared a room with 30 others and they called themselves the Nesarim or eagles. This is their poignant story, one of survival, strength and above all, brotherhood.
"You've got a head injury from an accident with a delivery truck," she told the boy,
who looked perhaps thirteen or fourteen. "Or how about with a bus? Can you do
this? Let me hear you groan." The boy looked around at the others, as if ...
Author: Robert Elmer
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Wildflowers of Terezin is a sweeping historical novel set against a backdrop of danger. A Danish Lutheran pastor’s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark’s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia—also known as Theresienstadt. Challenged by his evangelical brother and swayed by his own attraction to Hanne, Pastor Steffen abandons his formerly quiet, uninvolved life and hesitantly volunteers to help smuggle Denmark’s Jews out of the country before a Nazi roundup. Steffen finds that helping his Jewish neighbors is the most decent, spiritual thing he has ever done. As he actually does God’s work, rather than just talking about it, Steffen’s faith deepens and he takes greater risks in his sermons. When things go terribly wrong and Hanne is sent to Terezin, Steffen finds his heart fully engaged. He undertakes protests and rescues that are more and more dangerous, never imagining where it will lead him, or the ultimate cost of his decision to get directly involved.
We will take upon ourselves the care of orphans who live in the wards. There is a
certain fatherless orphan whose mother lived in another city—the boy came here
a few months ago from Brno. Now the mother has arrived. But she was placed ...
Author: Saul S. Friedman
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
In 1941, the fortress city of Terezin, outside Prague, was ostensibly converted into model ghetto, where Jews could temporarily reside before being sent to a more permanent settlement. In reality it was a way station to Auschwitz. When young Gonda Redlich was deported to Terezin in December of 1941, the elders selected him to be in charge of the youth welfare department. He kept a diary during his imprisonment, chronicling the fear and desperation of life in the ghetto, the attempts people made to create a cultural and social life, and the disease, death, rumors, and hopes that were part of daily existence. Before his own deportation to Auschwitz, with his wife and son, in 1944, he concealed his diary in an attic, where it remained until discovered by Czech workers in 1967.
A young boy who loved soccer as much as he loved to write, John Freund found his joyful childhood shattered by the German invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Author: John Freund
Publisher: Azrieli Foundation
A young boy who loved soccer as much as he loved to write, John Freund found his joyful childhood shattered by the German invasion of Czechoslovakia. John's family suffered through the systematic erosion of their rights only to be deported to Theresienstadt _ en route to the Auschwitz death camp.
'I distributed milk in Terezín, and would see Ančerl with his wife and child,' she
continues, on the sofa in Cambridge, making this unimaginable story surreally
tangible. 'I knew his wife from Prague and him by name – he had begun to make
Author: Ed Vulliamy
"Part memoir, part reportage, this is a story of music from the frontlines: the testimony of a lifelong passion for music from a decorated war correspondent who hates war and a journalist who follows people and stories around the world. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's line from Happy Days ("What shall we do when even words fail"), the book reflects on the fact that in many stressful and painful situations, when our words fail, we turn to music for expression and comfort, or for rage and pain. It asks questions of what music does for people in situations of extreme physical and psychological violence, what it can do "in times of war, against war, and for peace." It also tells stories of concerts that changed the author's life, concerts at which he was present as a young or a more mature man, at home or abroad, in peace or in war"--