The Fireflies Text

“…instead of God I believe in ghosts” (69). Terezin survivor Ruth Kluger


Broucek and ghosts from a production done in Hadbjerg, Denmark 2015

One of the interesting additions to The Fireflies as performed in Terezin was a scene in which young Broucek was haunted by ghosts. Ghosts do not appear in Jan Karafiat’s book. LMc

And when the words rang through the hall: ” And it was spring and everything blossomed … ” enthusiasm knew no bounds. (qtd. in Kuna, Vlasta Schonova from Children’s Theatre in Terezin.)

A reconstruction of the children's musical The Fireflies from the Terezín concentration camp