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Dance museum to host event on art by Holocaust victims
MAE G. BANNER, For The Saratogian
04/22/2006

SARATOGA SPRINGS — ‘I never saw another butterfly’ is the last line of a poem written by one of the thousands of children imprisoned in Terezin, a Nazi-built concentration camp northwest of Prague, Czechoslovakia.

The Nazis deliberately filled Terezin with artists, musicians, composers, actors, playwrights, and poets, so they could show it off to the Red Cross inspectors as a ‘model city for Jews.’ In fact, it was a way-station to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Between 1941-45, 140,000 men, women and children passed through Terezin. Nearly 100,000 died, among whom were 15,000 children. Only 132 of those children were known to survive, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.