We Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezín by Paul R WilsonWe Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezín by Paul R Wilson

We Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezín

EditorPaul R WilsonForeword byVaclav Havel

Paperback | January 1, 2013

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Terezín survivor George (Jirí) Brady recalls: “In the tragic struggle for survival, the Nazi-imposed Terezín ‘self-administration’ tried to help the imprisoned children. They were placed in buildings where living conditions were better than in the many barracks that were inside the fortress. . . . I was one of these children. And by pure luck I found myself among the boys who were led by Valtr Eisinger. In a small room overcrowded with three-tiered bunks, he created a new, fascinating world for us behind the ghetto walls. The boys developed talents they never dreamed they had, and it was there too that the illegal children’s magazine on which this book is based was founded.”

From 1942 to 1944, a group of thirteen- to fifteen-year-old Jewish boys secretly produced a weekly magazine called Vedem (In the Lead) at the model concentration camp, Theresienstadt (“Terezín” in Czech). The writers, artists, and editors put together the issues and copied them by hand behind the blackout shades of their cellblock, which they affectionately called the “Republic of Shkid.” Although the material was saved by one of the handful of boys who survived the Holocaust, it was suppressed for fifty years in Czechoslovakia until 1995, when these works were published simultaneously in English, Czech, and German.

Vedem provides a poignant glimpse into the world of boys torn from their comfortable childhoods and separated from their families, ultimately to perish in the Nazi death machine. This edition includes a new preface and epilogue.

Marie Rút Křížková is a member of the Society of Christians and Jews, founded in Czechoslovakia in March 1991. Kurt Jiří Kotouč, a Terezín survivor, founded the Terezín Initiative, an organization to memorialize the events of the ghetto. He died in 2008. Zdeněk Ornest (1929–90), one of the handful of Terezín survivors from cellblock 1,...
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Title:We Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of TerezínFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11 × 8.33 × 0.62 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:The Jewish Publication SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827609442

ISBN - 13:9780827609440

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Table of Contents

Foreword
How This Book Came to Be Written
Terezín
Long Live the Republic of Shkid
One of Us
Life and Death
The Boys from Home One, House L 417
Epilogue
Editor's Note
Acknowledgments