Sun, Apr 28|
Holocaust Museum LA
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: A Poetry Dialogue Between Past and Present
In honor of poetry month, join youth poets from Get Lit as they recite from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, drawings and poems by children in the Terezin Concentration Camp, and create their own spoken word responses. Suitable for families.
Time & Location
Apr 28, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Join youth poets from Get Lit as they recite poetry from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a compilation of poems and drawings by children caught in the tragedy of the Holocaust. Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism.
Get Lit is a non-profit in Los Angeles designed to ignite young people through the power of literacy and spoken word. Get Lit's mission is to increase literacy, empower youth, and energize communities through poetry, and their programs include in-school and after-school programs, summer camps, competitions, a performance troupe, leadership and job training, and a media content and production studio.
A Q/A discussion with the youth poets will follow the program, and copies of I Never Saw Another Butterfly will be available for purchase.