About the Book
Prepared and selected by Marie Rut Krizkova, Kurt Jiri Kotouc, and Zdenek Ornest.
Translated from the Czech by R. Elizabeth Novak.
From 1942 to 1944 Jewish boys imprisoned at the model concentration camp Theresienstad secretly produced a weekly magazine called Vedem (In the Lead). It contained essays, interviews, poems, and artwork written behind the blackout shades of their cellblock. The material was saved by one boy who survived the Holocaust but was suppressed for 50 years in Czechoslovakia. It provides a poignant glimpse at the world of boys whose lives were turned upside down: separated from their families and ultimately, for the majority, killed. Includes black and white photographs, and color and black and white illustrations.
A National Jewish Book Award Winner