“In the darkest days of WWII, they fought back by singing, dancing and laughing..” This book is a companion to the documentary film Making Light in Terezin. It includes the text from 30 hours of filmed interviews with Holocaust survivors and scholars, much of which ended up on the editing-room floor given the film’s running time of under two hours. These personal recollections and scholarly findings reveal the true story of how the Jews in the Terezin concentration camp (in what is now the Czech Republic) resisted the Nazis and were empowered through the arts and humor. It is a story not only of survival but also of the triumph of a culture, artistic expression, and the human spirit. Instead of focusing on the horrors of the Holocaust, this book celebrates the creative spirit that was alive — and helped to save lives — in Terezin in 1943. (The film is also available to be screened along with personal author appearances.)
Making Light in Terezin: The Show Helps Us Go On
- From the Publisher
May 13, 2013
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