The Czech poet Ilse Weber was interned in Theresienstadt in February 1942. Author of Mendel Rosenbusch: Tales for Jewish Children, she continued to write and compose during her internment in the concentration camp, alongside the composers Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krasa and Gideon Klein. In October 1944 Weber was transported to Auschwitz, where she and her younger son Tommy were sent to the gas chamber on arrival.

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