THE STORY OF THE SQUARE

Kindertransport Memory Quilt Square

Quilt 3, Square 6

Artist: Marianne Elsley

I came to England with a Transport in January 1939, and my parents were left behind in Berlin.  They subsequently died at Auschwitz.  My father was a Judge but was dismissed from his post quite early on.  He hoped to get out of Germany and realizing that he could not get a job in England in his own profession, he tried to learn a trade.  He chose photography and every now and again sent me samples of his work.

The picture of a vase with flowers was in one of the last letters I had from him and my mother.  It was a very early colour slide and I still have it.

Marianne Elsley
Deddington, Oxon


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