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The Story of Naomi Blake: Hornsey Sculptor and Holocaust Survivor
12th January 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial Day is on 27th January and to commemorate this, our talk this month is on the sculptor Naomi Blake, and will be given by her daughter Anita Peleg.
Anita will tell the story of how Naomi, Hornsey College of Art alumna, survived Auschwitz and Brahnau concentration camps, but how many of her family members perished. She will also introduce you to Naomi’s sculpture, which expresses these experiences. Her work is principally optimistic and positive. It stands determinedly to help keep alive the legacy of the six million slaughtered Jews, as well as promoting Naomi’s vision for uniting faiths, building understanding between religions and her hopes for the future.
About Anita Peleg
Anita Peleg is a University Lecturer and National Teaching Fellow with a doctorate specialising in Business Ethics. She has also carried out significant research into the Holocaust and published two books about her mother, Naomi Blake, a sculptor and survivor of Auschwitz. She is Chair of Trustees for Generation 2 Generation, a charity that enables descendants of Holocaust survivors tell their family stories, and a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. In these roles she is able to apply her 20 years of teaching experience to educate about the Holocaust, speaking at universities, schools, Jewish and Christian religious institutions.
This is an online talk via Zoom. Members will be receiving the Zoom link via email.