I would like to adopt three names on the memorial. Two names on behalf of my deceased parents, who were active in the resistance at the time. (My father’s drawing talent proved useful in forging such items as identity cards so that people in hiding, among them that small Jewish girl, whose name luckily does not need to be put on the memorial, could survive. And one name of behalf of myself, because, as a war baby, born in 1943, and familiar with all the misery that the war still causes, I feel very much called upon to do so. ‘Awareness of’ and ‘upbringing’ compels me!
But especially, and not least, to keep alive the memory that so many of us cherish, of the countless, often nameless, Holocaust victims, a memory that will be fixed with one name. A memory to alleviate the suffering?
This names memorial is a good initiative! Wherever possible, I will contribute to its realization.