It is with great sadness we share that a member of our survivor family has recently passed away. Naomi Blake was a longstanding supporter of the Centre and a renowned sculptor, creating some of the most powerful British artwork of the 20th Century. We are very grateful to Naomi for donating her sculpture Abandoned to the Centre.

As a child, Naomi interned in Auschwitz, where many of her family died. The ten red roses around the sculpture are dedicated to her cousins, who all died in Auschwitz.

Naomi studied at Hornsey School of Art. She began exhibiting her work in 1962, and her sculptures are permanently exhibited and held in collections all over the world. Two more of her pieces can be found at the University of Leicester and in London. She also donated her sculpture “memorial to the six million” to the Centre's gardens. Rest in peace.