Vedem

Vedem

In Terezin, George was lucky enough to be part of the group of boys in L417, Room #1, which encompassed a talented group of boys, aged 13-15. They created: Vedem (In the Lead) which was a Czech language “magazine” that existed from 1942 to 1944 in Terezin. The magazine was made up of poems, stories, plays, literary reviews, essays and drawings which often described everyday life in the ghetto. It was hand-produced and contributed to by many very talented boys. In particular, it was led by editor-in-chief Petr Ginz and featured many poems by Hanus Hachenburg. The magazine was written, edited, and illustrated entirely by these young boys. Altogether, some 800 pages of Vedem survived the war, of the 100 boys who contributed, only 15 survived.