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Helga Weiss

Biography

Helga Weiss

Helga Weiss was born in Prague in 1929. After surviving the Holocaust and the Second World War, Helga returned to Prague, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and became an artist. She has two children, three grandchildren, and lives to this day in the apartment where she was born.

Helga Weiss

Books by Helga Weiss

by Helga Weiss - Memoir, Nonfiction

Of the 15,000 children brought to Terezín and later deported to Auschwitz, only 100 survived. Helga Weiss was one of them. Reconstructed from her original notebooks, Helga’s diary is presented here in its entirety. With an introduction by Francine Prose, a revealing interview between translator Neil Bermel and Helga, and the artwork Helga made during her time at Terezín, HELGA’S DIARY stands as a vivid and utterly unique historical document.