A child is born with no state if mind,blind to the ways of mankind.However for the children who lived and died during the Holocaust this innocence was forever stolen and destroyed.
The survivors often lost their friends and families, but they always lost their childhood.Below are some drawings of children of the Holocaust.
Ella Liebermann. 16 years old. Eating and soup distribution. Bedzin’s ghetto. Poland.
Helga Weissova. 13 years old. ‘Bread transported in a hearse’
Alfred Kantor. 17 years old
Pavel Sonnenschein, who died aged 13, painted the inside of a ghetto.
Vilem Eisner, who was 13 when he died, painted a lesson being held in a dorm room
This one touched me the most because it serves as a lesson to all of us, even in the bleakest of moments we can still have positive thoughts. It was painted by Ruth Cechova, who died aged 13, she painted her memories of sunbathing.
Ending with 2 poems of Franta Bass, he was born September 4 1931. The date if his death is unknown.
I AM A JEW
I am a Jew and will be a Jew forever.
Even if I should die from hunger,
never will I submit.
I will always fight for my people,
on my honor.
I will never be ashamed of them,
I give my word.
I am proud of my people,
how dignified they are.
Even though I am suppressed,
I will always come back to life.
A little Garden.
A little garden
Fragrant and full of roses
The path is narrow
And a little boy walks along it
A little boy , a sweet boy
Like that growing blossom
When the blossom comes to bloom
The little boy will be no more.