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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The tale of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the children with whom she worked in the Terezin concentration camp is at once hopeful and haunting. The reader will not find a happy story here, but, rather ... Read full review

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User Review  - kitbraddick - LibraryThing

This a beautiful, yet heart breaking story. Although this is a story of hope, and the bright spot in the darkness, it still breaks my heart to think of the lives lost in the holocaust, and the ... Read full review


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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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