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

Book: The Girls of Room 28

by Hannelore Brenner

Foreign rights

All rights, book and exhibtion including film- and stage rights, are hold by the author. Please turn to the author if interested.

English Edition

English book-rights available

The English edition was published in 2009 by Schocken Books, New York/USA.

End of 2019 the rights fell back to the author.

It is necessary to make a new translation and updated edition. 

I am looking for an English publisher, the more so as the exhibition The Girls of Room 28 is touring in the United Kingdom. - If interested write to

Czech Edition

Dĕvčata z pokoje 28

Book-cover for the new edition by Albatros, Prague

The book-rights for the Czech edition are hold by the Prague publisher Albatros. In 2020 a new edition will be published in the translation by Ema Stasová. 

The image shows the new cover of the book.

The old Czech edition published by Barrister & Principal in 2006 is no more available.

German Editions

German book rights available

The first edition Die Mädchen von Zimmer 28 was published by Droemer Verlag, Munic in 2004.  Further  editions followed by Knaur Taschenbuch and Weltbild. They are all out of print. The rights are hold by the author.

In 2008 Aufbau Verlag, Berlin  bought the rights and published this new edition. In the meantime the rights fell back to the author.

A new updated German version is planned for 2020-2021 - with a new publisher or by Edition Room 28.

Brazilian book rights available

As Meninas do Quarto 28

The book was published in 2014 by Leya, in the translation by Renate Müller. Along with the amazing exhibition realized by Karen Zolko and shown in prominent locations throughout Brazil, the book sold very well.


Leya broke our contract and does not pay royalties since three years. Therefore: The Portuguese/Brazilian rights are available.

For book reviews in Brazil click here.

Polish Edition

Dziewcęta z pokoju 28

Published by Swiat Ksiaski, Warsaw/Poland, 2013

Translated by Ryszard Turczyn

For more information visit the Homepage of the Publishing House Swiat Ksiazki

The book is out of print.

However, a new updated Polish edition will be published by Swiat Ksiaski in the course of 2020-2021.

More information on the Website of:

News regarding the book

Portuguese-Brazilian book rights available

Leya has committed a breach of contract. It is now more than three years that the publisher  does not pay royalties to the author. The sub-agent  Tassy Barham Ass.. London, does or cannot  advocate the author's cause. Therefore: A new publisher is needed. 

Leya. Sao Paulo

English book-rights available.

English books rights available. After ten years of holding the rights of the book, Schocken returned them  to the author. I would be happy to find a new publisher for an updated edition.

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