Jewish Music & Poetry Project

Poets & Musicians

Pavel Friedmann

Beyond the fact that he was born in Prague and wound up in the Theresienstadt ghetto and concentration camp, little is known of the young Jewish Czech poet Pavel Friedmann (1921-1944). One of thousands of children incarcerated there, Friedmann arrived on April 26, 1942, wrote “The Butterfly” on June 4, 1942, and was sent to Auschwitz, which he did not survive, on Sept. 29, 1944.