- Memorial Eva Heyman, 1931 Oradea-1944 Auschwitz, in the memory of Jewish children deported from Oradea to Auschwitz-
Back in 2010:
It was the intention of Asociatia Tikvah to promote the story of Eva Heyman and to erect a statue of Eva as a representative of all the children of Oradea who suffered or died due to the events of 1944. The statue would be placed in Balcescu Park (the park from which the deportations to Auschwitz took place).
We started the work in 2012...
We had a positive response from Oradea Local Council who approved the concept in principle and the location of the statue.
We had extensive pro bono help from the architect, Emődi Tamás, for which we are extremely grateful. All work has been done by volunteers.
There were many hurdles to overcome before the statue became a reality, but we obtained the agreement of prominent sculptor Flor Kent to create a unique statue of Eva, pro bono, should we be able to raise funds for her materials.
So after a further two years of complying with the multiple demands of town planning, raising funds from around the world and transporting the statue from London, we were in a position to unveil the statue in memory of the lost generation of children from Oradea.
...and we unveiled the Memorial in 2015
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