Toy Created in the Terezin Concentraion Camp
seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here,
In the ghetto.
…I never saw another butterfly…
Freidman, April 6, 1942
Drawings and Poems from
Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
Social Studies • Language Arts
Jewish organizations are also to be found some whose major
aim is to fight anti-Semitism both in this country and abroad,
and to protect the rights of Jews everywhere. The chief
organizations that carry on these tasks are the American
Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai
B’rith, and the American Jewish Congress. Each organization
is independent; each protect the civil rights of Jews, just
as the NAACP protects the civil rights of Blacks, and operate
by way of research, discussion, and legal action. In the
1920’s, 1930’s, and 1940’s, discrimination
against Jews was endemic in many occupations: among major
corporations of almost every kind, in which Jews could not
get jobs as executives; in colleges and universities, where
Jews could not get jobs as teachers. This discrimination
began to weaken only after the horrors of World War II,
as our society became more liberal and tolerant. Fortunately,
this movement to tolerance was aided by the passage of laws
forbidding discrimination in employment, education, and
housing. In this work, Jews were closely associated with
Black and other civil-rights leaders. The Civil Rights Acts
of 1964, 1965, and 1968, banning discrimination in public
facilities, employment, government programs, voting and
Will Never See Another Butterfly
United States Holocause Memorial Museum
We Forget Lesson Plan