This page contains resources set in or detailing information about the concentration camp at Terezin, also called Theresienstadt.


Print Resources:


Auerbacher, Inge
D804.3.A93 1986 Check availability
I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust
Gr. 4-8
The author's reminiscences about her childhood in Germany, years of which were spent in a Nazi concentration camp. Includes several of her original poems.

Bor, Josef
D805.C9 B613 1978 Check availability
The Terezin Requiem
The Nazis allow the talented young conductor, Raphael Schacter, to assemble an orchestra. Like a man possessed, he organizes the shattered ghetto prisoners to perform Verdi's Requiem, magnificent music of death and hope, because it captures the fate of his people.

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
ML247.8.T47 G92 2000 Check availability
A Guide to Finding a Voice: Musicians in Terezin
It is almost incomprehensible that music could be performed, let alone composed, in a Nazi concentration camp. In November 1941, the Nazis converted the small Czech garrison town of Terezin into the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

Green, Gerald
N6886.T4 G7 Check availability
The Artists of Terezin
This book is about a group of artists, creative and talented men, who fought the political brute with pens and brushes.

Gruenbaum, Michael
DS135.C97 G75 2015 Check Availability
Somewhere There is Still a Sun
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp where his mother's will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death.

Haas, Gerda (Gerda Schild)
D810.J4 H27 1982 Check availability
These I do Remember: Fragments from the Holocaust
Gr. 9-12
The author chronicles her experiences in Berlin, a concentration camp, and during her escape to Switzerland, as well as presenting firsthand accounts of the Holocaust by Jews.

Janeczko, Paul B.
PS3560.A465 R47 2011 Check availability
Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
Gr. 9-12
Presents a collection of poetry inspired by the history of the people in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust.

Kacer, Kathy
PZ7.K1157 Cla 2001 Check availability
Clara's War
Gr. 4-7
Clara makes many friends despite the hardships of life inside the walled town of Terezin but when her friend Jacob decides to escape, Clara must make a difficult choice.

Kushner, Tony and Maurice Sendak
PZ7.K9647 Bru 2003 Check availability
Brundibar
Gr. K and Up
When Aninku and Pepicek discover that their mother is sick, they rush to town for milk to make her feel better, but their attempt to earn money by singing is thwarted by a bully, Brundibar.

Ollendorff, Stephen A.
D805.5.T54 O45 2003 Check availability
Fate Did Not Let Me Go
Gr. 6 and Up
A mother wrote her son a farewell letter just days before she died in Thereseinstadt concentration camp in 1942 and it mysteriously reached him in 1985 when he was seventy-nine years old.
Sponsored by the Ollendorff Center for Religious and Human Understanding, this website highlights both the film and book versions of the letter featuring additional information, commentary, and a teacher's guide in online and .pdf formats.

Rubin, Susan Goldman
N6834.5.D43 R83 2000 Check availability
Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
Gr. 5-8
Covers the years during which Friedl Dicker, a Jewish woman from Czechoslovakia, taught art to children at the Terezin Concentration Camp.

Rubin, Susan Goldman
DS135.C97 W45537 2006 Check availability
The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin
Gr.3-6
This is the story of Weissberger's memory of growing up in the concentration camp at Terezin, where she played the part of the Cat in multiple productions of the opera Brundibar.
This site offers a guide that lists related activities and discussion questions on topics found in the book. Most are appropriate for the upper range of the book's grade levels. There is a brief list of related titles of interest also published by Holiday House.

Spies, Gerty
D805.C9 Z8813 1997 Check availability
My Years in Theresienstadt: How One Woman Survived the Holocaust
Gr. 9-12
Recalls the author's struggle for survival.

Thomson, Ruth
D805.5.T54.T48 2011 Check availability
Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust
Gr. 6-8
Explores the lives of Jewish people in one of the most infamous of the Nazi transit camps through the inmates' own voices.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
N352.D42513 1978 Check availability
N352.D42513 1993 Check availability
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Camp, 1942-1944
Gr. K and Up
A selection of children's poems and drawings reflecting their surroundings in Terezâin Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942 to 1944.
This guide provides an extensive reading list that is divided into subjects. Within each subject is a list of books appropriate for students as well as one for teachers. It focuses on the artistic representations found in this collection as well as other titles with this theme.
Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies for an exhibition scheduled for Spring 2012. Information on how to participate is on the website.

Audiovisual Resources:


Everything is a Present: The Wonder and Grace of Alice Sommer Herz
ML417.H38 E97 2009 Check availability
Not Rated
Christopher Nupen's film portrays Alice Sommer Herz, a Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice feels music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others.
Run Time: 54 minutes

Holocaust. Theresienstadt
Artsmagic
D805.5.T54 H65 2005 Check availability
Not Rated
Takes a look at the 'show' camp at Theresienstadt where Nazis could deceive the outside world as to what was really happening to the Jews of Europe, as well as the prisoners themselves.
Run time: 53 minute

Journey of Butterfly, The
Whistling Communications
D810.C4 J6 2007 Check availability
Not Rated
Weaves together the music, art, poetry, and history of the children imprisoned by the Nazis in the ghetto at Terezin in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945. This DVD also includes a second one hour documentary The Journey of Butterfly: The Legacy, which tells the story of a reunion between survivors and members of the American Boychoir and was filmed in 2001.
Run time: 62 minutes

Ullmann, Viktor
M23.U45 S66 2012 Check Availability
Complete Piano Sonatas
Viktor Ullmann's piano sonatas were written between 1936 and 1944, the first four while he freelanced in Prague, the last three while incarcerated at Terezin.

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