The book "Mein Theresienstädter Tagebuch", published in 2014, contains her complete authentic diary and her personal childhood story. It also contains the calender entries of her father Otto Pollak, in which the experiences of his daughter are reflected. Both are outstanding testimonies - in a historical and in an humane sense.
They chronicle the events in Theresienstadt and are, at the same time, deeply touching documents of father and daughter. Reading the book means getting to know a disturbing portray of a Jewish family from Vienna and getting an insight into the world of a 12-14 year old Jewish Girl living in Room 28, Girls Home L 410, Theresienstadt.
Helga's Diary is the central document of Room 28 Projects - and all what it embraces.
In the last years Helga's diary has unfolded an outstanding international impact. This is why Prof. Peter Gstettner wrote in his Epilogue to the book:
The story of young Helga Pollak is a model case of remembering the fate of the European Jewish children during the Holocaust. Her autobiographical notes are comparable to those of Anne Frank... Her story will move many more generations to come.
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Since 2003 Helga Pollak-Kinsky has taken part in more than 100 events and very often she read from her Diary. You get an impression if you click her the following Button:
Edition Room 28 hat die Vertretung des Berliner Ensembles ZWoCKHAUS übernommen:
Edition Room 28 ist Teil von Room 28 Projects.
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