The CoverDesigned by the author (who sculpts under the name of jacquot), this symbolic cover features one of her own works of art, an alabaster piece of three faceless little girls. Chased by crematorium flames, they represent the author and her two sisters who, ghostlike, escape into the night from certain death in a Nazi gas chamber. Titled, “Furtively, We Three,” the sculpture hides its ethnic secret well; only when lifted is the Star of David revealed beneath.
This piece is part of an autobiographical series of seven stone sculptures created by in the late 1980s when she was struggling between her ongoing compulsion to hide and her growing need to tell the world how the War affected her life. The series is titled, ”Holocaust Echoes.” Each piece captures a major element of that story. The process of developing these pieces finally gave her the emotional release she needed for the next step: putting her story into words. is the product of that struggle.
Says , “This book belongs in the public record. Everyone should read such accounts to learn what happens to wars’ children. Too many people try to rewrite history.”