I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The BHS Drama Department presents its One-Act Festival submission, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." From 1942 to 1945, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a former military garrison set up as a ghetto. It soon became a station, a stopping off place for hundreds of thousands on their way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When Terezin was liberated in 1945, only about one hundred children were alive to return to their lives. Raja Englanderova was one of the few survivors. She, having lived through it all, tells the true story of the children. For Raja, there were no butterflies at Terezin, but they eventually became a symbol of defiance-- making it possible for all of the children to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported.