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Petr Ginz (1928–1944)

Author of The Diary of Petr Ginz

Includes the names: P. Ginz, Petr Ginz, פטר גינז

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Petr Ginz, born in Prague in 1928 of a Jewish father and a gentile mother, spent his adolescence in the Theresienstadt ghetto. He was remarkably talented at writing and drawing and edited the youth newspaper Vedem ‘We are the Leaders’. He died in Auschwitz in the fall of 1944, when he was sixteen.

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