For use in schools and libraries only. A selection of children's poems and drawings reflecting their surroundings in Terez in Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942 to 1944.For use in schools and libraries only. A selection of children's poems and drawings reflecting their surroundings in Terez in Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942 to 1944.Read Less
Fine. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. xxii, 106 pp., col. illus.; 28 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. "The drawings and poems by the children of Terezin are among the most poignant documents of the Holocaust. This expanded edition of the unforgettable collection I Never Saw Another Butterfly was occasioned by the loan of the children's art by the State Jewish Museum in Prague to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for exhibition and for this book. The ghetto of Terezin (Theresienstadt), located in the hills outside Prague, was an unusual concentration camp in that it was created to cover up the Nazi genocide of the Jews. Billed as the 'Fuhrer's gift to the Jews, ' this 'model ghetto' was the site of a Red Cross inspection visit in 1944 and of a propaganda film produced by the Nazis. Some elderly Jews even paid to enter its protective ghetto walls. With its high proportion of artists and intellectuals, culture flourished in the ghetto--alongside starvation, disease, and constant dread of the continuous transports to the death camps of the east. Every one of its inhabitants was condemned in advance to die. A total of 15, 000 children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp between the years 1942 and 1944; less than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates of Terezin, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their courage and optimism, their hopes and fears."-Publisher.
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