Children’s Drawings from the Terezín Ghetto

We generally like to post beautiful and interesting images. This post is different.

While in Prague this April, we toured several of the synagogues near our AirBnB. One was the Pinkas Synagogue which includes an exhibit of art made by Jewish children who were incarcerated in the Terezín ghetto during the Second World War. The ghetto was used for propaganda to convince international observers, such as the Red Cross, that German treatment of the Jews was humane. The children were props and almost all were murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau after being put on display to show how well they were being treated.

We found the exhibit to be emotionally challenging. Many visitors were in tears. We looked at every piece of work and were heartsick.

 

 

 

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