Edition Room 28
Edition Room 28

Helga's Diary

The Story of Helga Pollak-Kinsky

German Edition 2014

Helga Pollak-Kinsky

Mein Theresienstädter Tagebuch 1943-1944

und die Aufzeichnungen meines Vaters Otto Pollak


My Terezin Diary 1943-1944

and the notes of my father Otto Pollak


With historical facts and interviews, compiled and edited by Hannelore Brenner

Edition Room 28, Berlin, 2014
Hardcover, 288 pages, with colour and other illustrations.Prize: 22€

ISBN 978-3-00-043804-2 



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.

The diary which Helga Pollak-Kinsky wrote between 1943 and 1944 in the Ghetto Theresienstadt is the heart of the book about "The Girls of Room 28" (As Meninas do Quarto 28). without her diary, there would be no book and no exhibtion about the Girls of Room 28.


International impact

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.

Events with Helga

Helga Pollak-Kinsky at the opening of the exhibition "The Girls of Room 28" in the United Nations in Geneva, 27 January 2014.


Helga Pollak-Kinsky was keynote-speaker of the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in the United Nations in Geneva in 2014.Together we read from her diary and from the documebnts of her father.

Helgas speech UN Genf.pdf
PDF-Dokument [493.5 KB]

In January 2013 Helga and I were invited to the European Commission in Brussels, where the exhibtion "The Girls of Roolm 28" was shown in the frame of the Holocaust Remembrance Day. For the Ceremonies Helga read from her diary.

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:


10. August in Recife, Brasilien: As Meninos do Quarto 28

CD des Monats Juni im ORF-Shop.


Zwockhaus vertreten durch: Agentur Hannelore Brenner brenner@room28.de

Zum Kompendiuem erschien dieses Interview im hpd (Humanistischer Pressedienst) am 2. 5. 2017 von Evelin Frerk:


Freiberufliche Mitarbeiter/in -  Buchhändlerin oder Buchhändler für verlegerische Aufbau- und Ausbau-Tätigkeit.

Erschienen 2016

Evelina Merová
Lebenslauf auf einer Seite.pdf
PDF-Dokument [422.6 KB]

Erschienen 2014

Flyer zum Buch.pdf
PDF-Dokument [184.8 KB]

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