Kurt Kotouc was a bunkmate of George’s for two years in
Kinderheim L417, Room 1, in Terezin. While there, he was the assistant editor of the celebrated boys’ magazine, Vedem (In the Lead).
Following the war, he lived in Prague where he was very active in preserving the memory of his friends from Terezin. This included publishing a collection of articles and stories from the boys’ journals in a book titled: Vedem, We Are Children Just the Same.
Kurt remained close friends with George after the war and provided Fumiko with George’s address when she inquired about the fate of the Brady family.
Kurt died shortly after appearing in the film “Inside Hana’s Suitcase” in 2008.