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Columbia Tragedy Spurs Interest in Boy's Drawings

When Space Shuttle Columbia's mission ended in tragedy, a piece of history was rediscovered. Ilan Ramon, an Israeli astronaut on Columbia, had taken a drawing with him into space, a view of Earth as seen from the moon.

The scene was imagined by Petr Ginz, a teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. Born in Prague, Ginz was a skilled writer and artist.

Since the Columbia disaster, Ginz's wartime diaries have gained new popularity, and they've now been published in the Czech Republic. Katerina Zachovalova reports.

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