Frederika Dicker-Brandeis and her husband were deported to the Terezin "model ghetto" in December 1942. During her time at Terezín, she helped to organize secret education classes for the children. She saw drawing and art as a way for the children to understand their emotions and their environment.
Before she was taken to Auschwitz she gave two suitcases of 4500 children’s drawing to a fellow teacher to keep.
"Today only one thing seems important — to rouse the desire towards creative work, to make it a habit, and to teach how to overcome difficulties that are insignificant in comparison with the goal to which you are striving."