The Girls of Room 28 : friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt / Hannelore Brenner ; translated from the German by John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch
Large Type | Thorndike Press | 2009 | Large print ed.
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Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Large print ed.
645 p. (large print) : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Originally published as Madchen von Zimmer 28: Munich : Droemer Verlag, c2004.
From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In the mid-1990s, German journalist Hannelore Brenner met ten of these child survivors--women in their late seventies today. Weaving these interviews with excerpts from diaries that were kept secretly during the war and samples of the art, music, and poetry created at Theresienstadt, Brenner gives us an unprecedented picture of daily life there, and of the extraordinary strength, sacrifice, and indomitable will that combined to make survival possible.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-639).