The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2009
Duration: 12 hours 40 minutes
From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In the mid-1990s, German journalist Hannelore Brenner met ten of these child survivors—women in their late seventies today. Weaving these interviews with excerpts from diaries that were kept secretly during the war and samples of the art, music, and poetry created at Theresienstadt, Brenner gives us an unprecedented picture of daily life there, and of the extraordinary strength, sacrifice, and indomitable will that combined to make survival possible.
“This beautiful evocation of heartwarming friendship in the darkest of times is unforgettable.”--Elie Wiesel