Recommended Readings and Links

For Children

Brundibar
Retold by Tony Kushner. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. 
After the opera by Hans Krása and Adolf Hoffmeister. (For ages 4-8)

 

Memoir

The Tin Ring: How I Cheated Death
By Zdenka Fantlová. Translated by Deryck Viney.

 

Fiction

My First Loves
By Ivan Klíma. Translated by Ewald Osers.

 

History

The Diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-42
Edited by Chava Pressburger. Translated by Elena Lappin. Introduction by Jonathan Safran Foer.

...I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezín Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

Draw What You See: A Child’s Drawings from Theresienstadt/Terezín
By Helga Weissova. Edited by Hana Volavková. Forward by Chaim Potok. Afterward by Vaclav Havel.

Art, Music and Education as Strategies for Survival: Theresienstadt 1941-45
Edited with an introduction by Anne D. Dutlinger.

Art Against Death: Permanent Exhibitions of the Terezín Memorial in the Former Magdeburg Barracks
By Vojtech Blodig.

Music in Terezín 1941-1945
By Joža Karas.

University Over the Abyss: The Story Behind 520 Lecturers and 2,430 Lectures in KZ Theresienstadt 1942-1944
By Elena Makarova, Sergei Marakov, Victor Kuperman. Preface by Yehuda Bauer.

Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto
By Lisa Peschel (To be released Feb 2012).

Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance
By Judith Brin Ingber.

René Blum & The Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life
By Judith Chazin-Bennahum.

Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Vienna 1898 – Auschwitz 1944
By Elena Makarova.

*Please note that there are many, many more fine books about Terezín and that this is a limited selection.

 

Other Organizations

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme

Jewish Museum Prague

Music and the Holocaust

The OREL Foundation

Terezin Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem