To be alive."
-- Anonymous 1941
Fifteen thousand children under the age of 15 passed through Terezin. Of these, fewer than 100 survived.
Security was tight around the Temple that year, and for years afterwards.
Not for one minute, upon awakening that morning, did anyone suspect that Canadian separatists had taken over the planes. My generation knew better. The next generation knew in an instant.
"I was once a little child,
Three years ago.
That child who longed for other worlds,
But now I am no more a child
For I have learned to hate.