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


Book Reviews

German Edition

"The story of this children's home in Theresienstadt takes us to the limit of the bearable, to the place where compassion, fear, and the temptation to simply turn away all lie in wait. To resist that temptation--isn't that what the historical record must achieve?
—DIE ZEIT, 2004

full article by Susanne Meyer here

"This handful of girls wanted their memories of their dead friends and their time in Theresienstadt not to be forgotten. They wanted to make the story of their survival, and the love and friendship that their caretakers showerd them, unforgettable. Together with the author, they have succeeded. In Hannelore Brenner, these women have found someone who listened to them, who read their albums of poetry, their diaries, and their chronicles, and who has written a wonderful book."
full article by Katharina Borberg here
report for Radio Prague by Katharina Borberg



"Brenner has gathered together these stories with great sensitivity. She makes the past spring to life and gracefully places the personal memories of these girls into a historical context, while at the same time offering solid research and background information regarding life in Theresienstadt and the political situation of the time."

Theresia Wittemann, Adelbert Stifter-Verein 2005

Gottfried Wagner in: Die Presse, Vienna. Read article here

Theresia Wittemann.pdf
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Brazilian Edition

Catraca Livre. Desenhos de meninas judias que viveram em campo de concentração nazista são expostos no MuBE

Carlos Ari Sundfeld: "As Meninas do Quarto 28: a direito à justiça e à verdade". Review of the book and exhibition in Brasil Post, 30 June 2014. Carlos Ari Sundfeld is Professor of Law and author of "Direito Administrativo para Céticos".

A invenção das asas + As meninas do quarto 28. Papo de Estantes on YouTube.

Blog Capa & Titulo, de Marcos Tavares, 5/5/2014

American Edition

"The insights of the survivors and stories of the camp's victims are unforgettable and full of poignant humanity, conveyed through letters, photos, diaries, and remembrances…. Well detailed and inspiring, Brenner's book, especially her heartfelt epilogue, pays glowing tribute to these heroic survivors."

—Publishers Weekly


 “Brenner chronicles the remarkable artistic experiments undertaken by the girls, especially their enthusiastic production of the children’s opera Brundibár.  An inspiring story of courage rendered through impressive personal and historical detail.”

—Kirkus Reviews, 2009


"This beautiful evocation of heartwarming friendship in the darkest of times is unforgettable."

Elie Wiesel, 2009

Compelling Stories: Jewish Lifes lived. Read  - here

Yad Vashem. The International School of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem Boook Review here

The Heart of the Story:

The Terezin Diary of Helga Pollak

For more reviews, films, and radio-reports about the authentic Theresienstadt Diary of Helga Pollak-Kinsky please visit Edition Room 28. Click the following button:

New publication 2021

New Polish editions

Book-rights available: English, Portuguese and more...

Book-rights: Hannelore Brenner

Music Theatre Play. Portuguese.

Translated by Renate Müller. She also translated the book "As Meninas do Quarto 28" from German into Portuguese.

Renate and Hannelore in São Paulo

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