Requiem: Poems Of The Terezin Ghetto

byPaul B. JaneczkoIllustratorVarious

August 9, 2011|
Requiem: Poems Of The Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko
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Paul B. Janeczko’s stirring collection of poems goes inside the walls of the notorious camp to portray the indomitable spirit of those incarcerated there.

Hitler hailed Terezín (Theresienstadt) as a haven for artistic Jews, when in reality the Czech concentration camp was little more than a way station to the gas chambers. In his second book inspired by devastating history, acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko gives voice to this heartrending creative community: its dignity, resilience, and commitment to art and music in the face of great brutality. The many memorable characters he conjures include a child who performs in the camp’s now famed production of Brundibár, a man who lectures on bedbugs, and a boy known as "Professor," who keeps a notebook hidden in his shoe. Accented with dramatic illustrations by prisoners, found after WW II, Janeczko’s spare and powerful poems convey Terezín’s tragic legacy on an intimate, profoundly moving scale.
Paul B. Janeczko (1945–2019) was a poet and teacher who edited numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, and The Death of the Hat, all of which were illustrated by Chris Raschka; Firefly July, illustrated by Me...
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Title:Requiem: Poems Of The Terezin Ghetto
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:112 pages, 8.67 X 5.3 X 0.57 in
Shipping dimensions:112 pages, 8.67 X 5.3 X 0.57 in
Published:August 9, 2011
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763647278

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