Illustration of barbed wire progressively turning into roses by Irina Gliudza. (Photo: Fabrica) Part of a commission to transform poems written by children in the Terezin concentration camp into works of art. Also, 27 January is Holocaust Remembrance Day in the UK.
The Washroom at Terezin, by Helga Weiss aged 12 Artwork drawn by Holocaust survivor of the Holocaust by Helga Weiss when she was a child. Printed in the book 'Helgas Diary'. Of 15,000 children sent to Terezín camp, as few as 100 returned. Here, in the most moving Holocaust diary published since Anne Franks, Helga Weiss tells the story of her survival.
Children in Theresienstadt - Established in 1941, Theresienstadt concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. Tens of thousands of children were held there for months or years, before being sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps in occupied Poland, as well as to smaller camps elsewhere.
Alice Herz-Sommer, a Czech pianist, music teacher and survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Her husband, Leopold, died at Dachau in 1944. She and her six year old son, Raphael, survived. At 108, she is the world's oldest Holocaust survivior.
"I Never Saw Another Butterfly" is a book of heartbreaking poems and pictures, written and drawn by the children of Terezin, the "model children's camp." Most of the children did not survive, but their creations did.