Barracks filled with youth that had been separated from their parents were taught lessons in secret, and at least two of them organized underground student newspapers, filled with whatever art, poetry and articles they could put together.
Hunger and Meager Daily Bread Rations
A narrative from the perspective of a boy as he tried to survive on the meager bread rations given to him at the camp.
Emotion and Poetry
With no escape, some youth took to writing poetry to express grief and urge to be free.
American Slavery and Auschwitz
A book review by a Jewish boy at Auschwitz, drawing parallels between black slavery in American history, and the treatment of Jews at the hands of the Nazis.
A panel on Peter Ginz, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper at Terezin, and author of a popular column where he intereviewed people that worked in various parts of the ghetto.
The First Ones: Lyrics
A selection from a song about children who perished in the Holocaust.
A watercolor from an artist and art teacher at the Thereienstadt Ghetto.
Theatrical drawings and a sketch of a stage designed by a famous stage designer, for plays that were done by prisoners, for other prisoners in the Ghetto at Terezin.
Sketches of two young people, and of two Nazi soldiers ransacking a Jewish family’s home.
Three drawings showing the overcrowded barracks that the Nazis packed people into.
Terrible Daily Life
Three drawings depicting aspects of life at Terezin, with no privacy, children used as hard laborers, and Nazis hiding the treatment of prisoners for a Red Cross inspection.
Three drawings depicting how children risked their lives for their families.
Four haunting drawings of prisoners, mostly youth, struggling with starvation and illness.
Taken from Home
A poem, and drawings of people being taken to Ghettos.
Never Enough Food
Four drawings depicting everpresent hunger in the Ghettos.
Toll on Prisoners
Drawings depicting the toll that being a prisoner took - how young people wasted away, and the brutality visited upon them.