Why make a film about Terezin and why, above all, tell the story of this ghetto through poems, texts, and drawings made by children and artists before their deportation to Auschwitz?
In 1943, when the Red Cross started to ask questions about the fate of the deported, the Nazi regime chose to elaborate the tale of a city given to the Jewish community by Hitler. 70 kilometers from Prague, the city of Terezin became the decorum for this propaganda destined to hide the Final Solution. A library, a kiosque, gardens and even a school were builded, cultural and artistic activities were encouraged. It was all so convincing that in June 1944, the Doctor Rossel, sent by the Red Cross to visit Terezin, wrote a glowing report about the living conditions of the deported.
Through the drawings, poems & texts of the childrens and the artists who lived there , this documentary will shed a light on this historic scam.
Directed by: Chochana Boukhobza
Producted by: Les Films d’Ici