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Out of tragedy can come great art, according to The Boys of Terezín. This uplifting documentary chronicles how Jewish teenagers coped with living in Home One, a concentration camp for children in Terezín in what is now the Czech Republic.

The funny thing is that Sidney Taussig doesn’t consider himself a writer. “I really hate writing,” he admits, his clear blue eyes smiling. “I wrote only sports, about soccer games.”

But some writing he did almost 70 years ago with some other boys while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp — writing about sports, school and the jobs that they had — has turned out to be a lasting record of lives that couldn’t be saved.