Elena Makarova

Elena Makarova is free-lance writer, educator, historian and exhibit curator, specializing in Jewish spiritual resistance in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in 1941–1945. The holder of an M.A. from Moscow University, she has written twenty-nine books and numerous articles in eleven languages and directed a large number of international exhibitions. Her book on Friedl Dicker-Brandeis (Vienna 1898–Auschwitz 1944) was translated into five languages; the corresponding exhibit (which she curated under the auspices of the Simon Wiesenthal Center) was shown in the U.S., Japan, Austria, Germany and other countries. She resides in Jerusalem.

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Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

Friedl Dicker was an artist and educator who studied at the Bauhaus school then led art classes at Terezin.  In the ghetto, Dicker taught drawing to hundreds of children, designed sets and costumes for children’s performances, and made an exhibition of children’s drawings in a basement. She also created her own sketches, many of which were discovered in the 1980s.


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