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...I never saw another butterfly... by Hana Volavková
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Jul 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult, high-school, hs-adult, non-fiction
Read in July, 2011

A very powerful historical record of children's poems, writings, and art from the Theresienstadt concentraton camp in Czechoslovakia. Every emotion is contained in here - good, bad, ugly. As you would expect, one is left with an immense sense of grief, and shame, over this one slice of Hitler's final solution, as very few of the kids lived.

I knew very little about Theresienstadt before I picked up this book - Auschwitz being the rock star that is most mentioned in books. So the forewords, epilogue, afterword helped me understand its history and purpose in the Nazi agenda. I also appreciated the information at the end regarding the children who created the contents, at least those that were known.

While this book has been around since the 1950s, this was an updated version connected to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
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