VEDEM UNDERGROUND | The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto
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“The extraordinary story of Vedem should be heard loudly and often.”
– David Fransen, Former Consul General of Canada, Los Angeles

“Vedem: The ‘Dead Poets Society of Terezin'” article here

During World War II, a group of teenage Jewish boys risked their lives to create Vedem, the longest-running underground magazine to be regularly produced by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. Borne from a secret society created by the boys, the 83 weekly issues totaling 800 pages of Vedem (“In the Lead” in Czech) were a symbol of protest and rebellion by some of the era’s youngest resistance fighters. Vedem’s artistic and cultural legacy is being presented by the Vedem Underground Project with support from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation’s Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film, The Ziering Family Foundation, and American Jewish University’s WORD Grant. The Vedem Underground Project includes a feature documentary film , a traveling museum exhibition , an educational outreach program and a graphic novel. The exhibition premiered at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles in May 2016 and will be featured at 16 U.S. museums and galleries through 2019.