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

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Holiday House, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 47 pages
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Covers the years during which Friedl Dicker, a Jewish woman from Czechoslovakia, taught art to children at the Terezin Concentration Camp. Includes art created by teacher and students, excerpts from diaries, and interviews with camp survivors.

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Review: Fireflies In The Dark: The Story Of Friedl Dicker Brandeis And The Children Of Terezin

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Absolutely stunning. An artist is told by the Germans to report for detention . . . instead of packing clothing and personal items, she packs art supplies for the children in the camp that she knows ... Read full review

Review: Fireflies In The Dark: The Story Of Friedl Dicker Brandeis And The Children Of Terezin

User Review  - Mrs. Porter - Goodreads

Account of children in Terezin and their teacher. Original art is included with the text. Read full review

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Contents

Contents
7
The Secret Schools
14
Everyone Was Hungry
21
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About the author (2000)

Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing nonfiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people. Her titles include Diego Rivera: An Artist For The People, They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth, Music Was It! Young Leonard Bernstein, Everyone Paints! The Art and Lives of the Wyeth Family, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Most recently Susan has created board books based on fine art for very young children. Her titles include Counting with Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol's Colors, and Matisse: Dance For Joy. Susan has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 20 years.

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