Toronto Star

Dancing on a Powder Keg, Ilse Weber, translated from German by Michal Schwartz


Ilse Weber was a poet, musician and author in Czechoslov­akia throughout the 1930s. She was also a letter writer, and between 1933 and 1944 wrote these missives detailing life before and during the period she lived in the Theresiens­tadt Jewish ghetto. Weber and her 10-year-old son, Tommy, died in Auschwitz in 1944.

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