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A Boy in Terezin: The Private Diary of Pavel Weiner, April 1944-april 1945,9780810127791

A Boy in Terezin: The Private Diary of Pavel Weiner, April 1944-april 1945

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9780810127791

ISBN10:
0810127792
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/30/2011
Publisher(s):
Northwestern Univ Pr
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Summary

Written by a Czech Jewish boy, A Boy in Terezin covers a year of Pavel Weiner's life in the Theresienstadt transit camp in the Czech town of Terezin from April 1944 until liberation in April 1945. The Germans claimed that Theresienstadt was "the town the Fuhrer gave the Jews," and they temporarily transformed it into a Potemkin village for an International Red Cross visit in June 1944?the only Nazi camp opened to outsiders. But the Germans lied. Theresienstadt was a holding pen for Jews to be shipped east to annihilation camps. While famous and infamous figures and historical events flit across the pages, they form the background for Pavel's life. Assigned to the now-famous Czech boys' home, L417, Pavel served as editor of the magazine Ne?ar. Relationships, sports, the quest for food, and a determination to continue their education dominate the boys' lives. Pavel's father and brother were deported in September 1944; he turned thirteen (the age for his bar mitzvah) in November of that year, and he grew in his ability to express his observations and reflect on them. A Boy in Terezin registers the young boy's insights, hopes, and fears and recounts a passage into maturity during the most horrifying of times.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Diaryp. 3
Appendixes
Boys in Room 7 Mentioned in the Diaryp. 231
PavelĘs Familyp. 233
Persons Mentioned Frequently in the Diaryp. 234
Glossary of Camp Termsp. 236
Indexp. 239
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