Last Flight of Peter Ginz
To mark the sad 70th anniversary from the establishment of Ghetto Terezin, the European Shoah Legacy Institute has teamed with the public benefit organization Opona and the Jewish Museum in Prague to organize a premiere screening in the Czech Republic of a new American documentary called the Last Flight of Peter Ginz, which tells the story of Peter Ginz, an exceptionally talented child artist who wrote poems and novels and drew and painted beautiful pictures, and following his incarceration in the Ghetto Terezin, lead and edited an underground youth magazine called Vedem. Peter Ginz was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944, but the story of his life came to worldwide attention again after the crash of space shuttle Columbia in 2003. One of the astronauts who died in that mission was an Israeli, Ilan Ramon, who for reasons of piety for holocaust victims carried Peter Ginz´s illustration "Moonscape" to the space.
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