Holocaust victim lives on through his art
Amid the gloom of life in the Terezin ghetto, a light shone briefly for little Tommy. It was Jan. 22, 1944, and his father had just given him an album as a birthday present. It was no ordinary book. On the front cover was a picture of a little boy looking out of a window to the outside world. Scrawled below in Czech were the words, "To Tommy, for his Third Birthday in Theresienstadt," which was the German name for the Czech transit camp. That album is far from forgotten. At the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, a Hebrew version was granted a special honorable mention as part of the Yad Vashem-backed ben-Yitzhak awards for illustrations of children's books.
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