The book explains how many were "transitioned" through room 28, on their way to a death camp. Brenner has drawn on diaries and notebooks written by the girls themselves, their families and their caretakers to supplement interviews she has conducted with the handful of those who survived.
The book explains how many were "transitioned" through room 28, on their way to a death camp. Some, however, were able to remain there for most of the war. It was not a death camp (no gassing or mass executions);it was essentially a labor camp. Of the 12,000 or so children who entered Theresienstadt, only a few hundred survived; only about a dozen of those who went through Room 28 are still alive to reunite each year in Europe.
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The children and adults in Theresienstadt were kept largely ignorant of the outside world
Not many girls survived both Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, but ten of the 11-14 year girls who lived in this room were interviewed by Brenner. Unfortunately, even with these girls’ diaries, pictures and Brundibar the play that they acted out, it’s still not a well-told story, skipping from girl to girl to girl without really letting us get to know anyone of them. The children and adults in Theresienstadt were kept largely ignorant of the outside world. They had little idea of what was happening except for whispered rumors.
Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt
Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt. by Hannelore Brenner & translated by John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch. Often sickly and traumatized, they were grouped in Room 28, and soon began a difficult work routine and endured an unappetizing diet, bedbugs and epidemics such as typhoid and encephalitis. However, the youthful spirit of hope could not be extinguished even in the cruelest conditions.
The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt. Hannelore Brenner-Wonschick; Hannelore Brenner. From Publishers Weekly
The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt. From Publishers Weekly. Brenner, a Berlin-based journalist, focuses on 10 former child survivors, women in their late 70s, who went through the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust. She notes that 12,000 children entered the camp from 1942 to 1944, but only a few hundred survived to war's end, and a handful of women of Room 28 in the camp's Girls' Home, now scattered around the world, reunited for the first time in 1991.
The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in ore BrennerShocken Books, 2009322 pagesTranslated from the original German into English, this book relates the story of several of the over one hundred children who were incarcerated in Girl’s Home L410, Room 28 in the Theresienstadt Ghetto. Translated from the original German into English, this book relates the story of several of the over one hundred children who were incarcerated in Girl’s Home L410, Room 28 in the Theresienstadt Ghetto.
From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp, near Prague, on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In The Girls of Room 28, ten of these children-mothers and grandmothers today in their seventies-tell us how they did it. The Jews deported to Theresienstadt from countries all over Europe were aware of the fate that awaited them, and they decided that it was the young people who had the best chance to survive. Keeping these adolescents alive, keeping them whole in body, mind, and spirit, became the priority.
Hanalore Brenner; John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch, trans. With Brenner’s book, the reader becomes one with those girls, sharing their uncertainties but also, from time to time, their pleasures. Marcia W. Posner, P. of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, is the library and program director. More from Marcia Weiss Posner. Discussion Questions. Jewish literature inspires, enriches, and educates the community. Help support the Jewish Book Council. Brenner chronicles the remarkable artistic experiments undertaken by the girls, especially their enthusiastic production of the children’s opera Brundibár. An inspiring story of courage rendered through impressive personal and historical detail.
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