The education of children and teenagers was forbidden in Terezín. Only drawing, singing and craftwork were allowed. In spite of this, the caretakers tried to educate the children because they all believed that the war would end one day and it would be necessary to return to a normal life. Simple schoolbooks and reading books were made in Terezín for the needs of this illegal education.
Under the instruction of painter Friedl Dicker-Brandeis (b. 30.7.1898, Vienna – d. 6.10.1944, Auschwitz), a collection consisting of 4,500 children’s drawings originated at Terezín. This collection has been preserved and is looked after by the Jewish Museum in Prague and the chosen pictures can be seen at the exposition in the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague or on the Museum website (section Shop).