The diary of Petr Ginz 1941–1942
Call NumberYA 940.53161 G49p
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Chava Pressburger ; translated from the Czech by Elena Lappin.
Creators & ContributorsGinz, Petr
Summary"Petr Ginz, like Anne Frank, was a budding literary and artistic genius whose life was cut short by the Nazis. More than a diary, this book is a rich scrapbook of an era—a collection of journal entries, poems, short stories, and drawings which offer keen insight into Jewish life in wartime Prague. Ginz's writings vividly describe the increasing horror of his situation but also reveal a brilliant, droll teenager with a hunger for life. Ginz studied history, drew maps, learned English, wrote eight novels, and made gorgeous woodcuts—most famously the 'Moon Landscape' that accompanied the first Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, on the space shuttle Columbia. Ginz also became the driving force behind Vedem ('We Are Leading'), a secret newspaper defiantly published by the boys in his barracks that provided its writers with a vital outlet for self-expression in an impossible situation." —Publisher description
- Petr Ginz's diary: September 19, 1941–February 23, 1942
- Family photos
- Petr Ginz's diary: February 24, 1942–
- The last meeting
- Writings from Theresienstadt
- Notes to Petr Ginz's diaries
- The fates of those in Petr's diary
Physical Description xii, 161 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 22 cm.
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Czech by Elena Lappin.
PublisherNew York : Atlantic Monthly Press
- Original Czech edition published as Denik meho bratra, 2004
- Introduction by Jonathan Safran Foer
RecognitionGifted in 2011 by Stuart Michelson