Legacy Books

These are some of the 26 acrylic paintings in a book about Martha. Martha was part of the Kindertransport, a 1939 rescue effort by the British to get Jewish children out of Germany until the crisis was over. Because the British did not let the parents travel with their children, 12-year old Martha, had to travel to England alone. When she said goodbye to her mother and father at the station, she had no idea that just three years later they would be murdered by the Nazis. Along with other guides from Yad Vashem, the International Holocaust Centre in Jerusalem, I interviewed Martha for many hours about her terrible experience. Her life is one of tragedy yet also one of resilient survival. Martha’s story is told in the form of a poem written by Lisa Revivi, one of the team who interviewed Martha. Each verse has its own painting.