Jiří Weil’s name is associated mainly with literary and journalistic work. Few people know that he was also a researcher in the Jewish Museum in Prague. The scientific work of this prominent person of cultural events is closely connected with world famous children’s drawings from Terezín. It was Jiří Weil, who initiated the first exhibitions of children’s drawings from Terezín in 1950s in Prague and then abroad. He was significantly involved in creation of the book named Dětské kresby na zastávce k smrti (Children’s Drawings and Poems. Terezín 1942–1945) and film called Motýli tady nežijí (The Butterflies Do Not Live Here) as well.