Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin

Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin

Book Title: Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823414612

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin


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In December 1942 Freidl Dicker-Brandeis packed her suitcase for the last time. What did she fill it with? Art supplies. Brushes, paints, and paper were her luggage when she was forced by Nazi soldiers to move to the Terezin concentration camp. An artist and art instructor, Freidl used her limited supplies to bring a world of beauty and fantasy to children in the camp―most of whom would die tragically at Auschwitz. This story reveals how flashes of kindness can bring joy and relief―like fireflies in the dark.

The story is enhanced with photographs and reproductions of the amazing artwork completed by Freidl Dicker-Brandeis, her students, and her colleagues during their time at Terezin.