As Meninas do Quarto 28 The Girls of Room 28, Theresienstadt
As Meninas do Quarto 28The Girls of Room 28, Theresienstadt

The Girls of Room 28.  Theresienstadt

Exhibition venues


Witten,Germany,Rudolf-Steiner Schule



27 Januar 2014, United Nations, Geneva:

Opening of the exhibition"The Girls of Room 28" in the United Nations in Geneva. Helga Pollak-Kinsky here with Ambassador Mariangela Zappia and Acting Director Gerneral of the UN Michael Moller. For the opening th Choir of the German School of Geneva sang the hymn of Room 28. Listen to the hymn here.

28 January 2014, United Nations, Geneva

Helga Pollak-Kinsky is keynote-speaker of the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony. She is giving a speach while Hannelore Brenner is reading from her diary and quotes other testimonies.

Anlage 2 UN Genf 2014.pdf
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Brussels, European Commission, Berlaymont Building, Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, 27 January 2013

Reading from Helga's diary with songs from the Theresienstadt cabaret presented by the Berlin ensemble 'Zwockhaus'.

Anlage 1 Brüssel 2013.pdf
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Quotes from the invitation of the European Commission, Brussels, January 2013:

"The story of Room 28 is a story of compassion and resilience of human spirit. The girls were looked after by the adults who made best of their effort to create as normal as possible conditions in the ghetto and to help the children to continue with their lives, to learn and develop their talents. Many of those adults perished during the Holocaust but their loving care remained in the memory of those girls who survived.


After the end of the war the girls from the Room 28 left for many corners of the world and established their lives in Israel, United States, Russia, Britain, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. It took several decades before they met again. It was only in 1991 when arrival of democracy to central and eastern Europe allowed that the girls to get together. They kept meeting since 1991 and as a result put together a project assisted by Hannelore Brenner-Wonschick which aims at passing their memory to the young generation."

Quoted from the Website of the European Commission

Berlin, Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft

Hilpoltstein, Museum zum Schwarzen Ross



Prague: The Ministry of Education invited the exhibtion and some of the survivors of Room 28 and Terezin to commemorate the Holocaust.

Weinheim: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Gymnasium

Berlin: Technische Universität

Berlin:Tschechische Botschaft (Czech version)

Neuenhaus: Lise Meitner Gymnasium

Kiel: Nikolaikirche

Neumünster: Anscharkirche

Bornheim: Geschwister Imhoff Haus

Bad Aibling: Gymnasium



Berlin: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Eschwege: Anne-Frank-Schule

Solingen: Musikschule 

Amberg: Stadtjugendring

Wien: ESRA Gemeindezentrum

Reutlingen: Theater in derTonne/Christuskirche

Renningen: Realschule

München: Pfarrsaal der Kirche St. Maximilian Kolbe



Tel Aviv: Goethe Institut, Enav Center, Blumenthal Music Center, Beit Yitzhak. Events with ‘The Girls of Room 28’ as part of a German-Israel ‘Brundibár' project with the Leipzig Gewandhaus children’s choir

London: Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

Arzberg: Maximilian-von-Bauernfeind-Schule

Bayreuth: Albert-Schweitzer-Schule

Karlsruhe: Rathaus

Berlin: Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt.



Rendsburg: Jüdisches Museum. The exhibition and a reading with Helga Kinsky in Stadttheater Rendsburg were part of the official Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament on January 27

Berlin: Rathaus Schöneberg. On invitation of Room 28 e.V., eight survivors were in Berlin for one week and took part in various events. 

Heilbronn: Theater Heilbronn

Marseille: Festival Musiques Interdites, Musée d’Histoire

Toulouse: The Jewish Community

Essen: Chorforum

Bochum: Jahrhunderthalle, Internationaler Kindertag/ Ruhrtriennale

Oederan: Stadtkirche, Kultur- und Kunstverein

Berlin: Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur

Chemnitz: Landesdirektion



Berlin:  Deutscher Bundestag. Opening with eight of the survivors of Room 28 in the German Bundestag/Paul-Löbe Haus. In January 2008, the exhibition was integrated into the Ceremony of Remembrance for the victims of National Socialism in the German Federal Parliament in Berlin. The Bundestag contributed a replica of ‘Room 28’ and handed it over to ‘Room 28’ e. V.

Kassel: Evangelisches Forum

Bad Wildungen: Musikschule

Oranienburg: Georg-Mendheim Oberstufenzentrum

Terezin: Kulturhaus. German-Czech project "I am wandering through Theresienstadt. Encounter with ‘The Girls of Room 28’"

Kolbermoor: Seniorenheim

Ladenburg, Rathaus

Lüneburg, Leuphana Universität


Traunreut: Heimatmuseum

Alzenau: Märkische Musiktage

Heidelberg: Hölderlin Gymnasium

Ludwigshafen: Philharmonie

Prague: Goethe-Institut Prag.



Hamburg: Gesamthochschule Alter Teichweg und Bezirksamt Hamburg-Nord

Leutershausen- Hirschberg: Ehemalige Synagoge Leutershausen, Katholische und Evangelische Kirche

Dorsten: Jüdisches Museum Aalen: Volkshochschule

Düsseldorf: Kreuzkirche

Brno: Czech Republic Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum Prague. A Czech version was created and donated to the Jewish Museum. 


Berlin: Reinhardswald-Grundschule

Leipzig: Gewandhaus - Gewandhaus Kinderchor

Freiburg: Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium

Salzburg: Musisches Gymnasium und Universität,Theologische Fakultät

Überlingen: Rathauskeller

Leverkusen: Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium

Koblenz: Volkshochschule.


Schwerin: 23. September 2004

First Opening

The exhibition was created to be part of the programme ‘Verfemte Musik’ (Banned Music), a competition and festival of the Jeunesses Musicales Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. At that time, Room 28 projects did not exist. Eight of the survivors were invited to Schwerin for a week. The project was partly supported by ‘Stiftung Erinnerung, Verant­wortung und Zukunft’. To promote the exhibition, Hannelore Brenner started to established ‘Room 28 Projects’ in 2005.


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Compendium 2017. Room 28 Educational Project:

Important aspect of Helga's Diary:

Waldorf School for Terezin

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