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

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Exhibition: The Girls of Room 28

Original version (Germany, 2004)

The original exhibition was created in Germany and opened on 23 September 2004 in Schwerin, where it was first opened as  part of the festival "Verfemte Music" (Banned Music).


© Coyright, Text, concept: 2004, Hannelore Brenner

Designers: Renate Schlicht and Walter Hagenow, Frankfurt a.M.

Adviser, collaborator in 2004: Benedikt Burkhard

23 September 2004


Opening of the exhibition in Schwerin with the "Girls of Room 28". The book and the exhibition roots in their story and in their special desire to remember.

Title panel

of the original exhibition

Germany (2004)


The image is based on the cover of the first edition of the book The Girls of Room 28 published in 2004 by Droemer, Munic.

Further versions followed: Czech (20o6), French (2009), English (2010).

Gewandhaus Leipzig, 2005

24  panels


Size A0 portrait format

84,1 x 118,9 cm


The first edition was made of posters in glass-frames.

German Parliament



23 January 2008

Reconstruction of Room 28 in the German Parliament

Model of Room 28

attributed by the German Parliament, January 2008



6,20 x 3,25 x 2,51 m

W x D x H


Photo ©

Town Hall, Berlin Schöneberg, 2009



Town Hall Berlin Schöneberg

April 2009


The second edition was printed on synthetic material.



Second panel

of the exhibition


Concert Hall Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, 2010

20+ panels


Size A3

paintings of the "Girls of Room 28"

Concert Hall, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, 2010

European Commission, Brussels, 2013

Model of Room 28


and Roll-up

Stones of Remembrance


European Commission

Brussels, January 2013


European Commission, Brussels 2013

Model of Room 28


European Commission  Brussels, January 2013

European Commission, Brussels 2013

Roll-up, panels and outside wall of the model of Room 28


United Nations, Geneva

 January 2014



Panel of the exhibition


From Flaska's scrap-book



with documents of "The Girls of Room 28"

Schwerin, September 2004

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.

Theresienstadt Abend Theater Erfurt
Room 28 news 25.1.2020 Erfurt.pdf
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