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Beloved: Children of the Holocaust

One pencil, seven months, one untrained artist. In a nutshell, that is the story of Beloved: Children of the Holocaust. With no artistic training, I felt compelled to draw little Hersch in January, 2017. No one could have been more surprised than I when he peeked out of the paper at me! After I finished his portrait, I began looking for other children whose lives had been cut tragically short in the Holocaust. I felt that not only their lives, but their voices had been taken from them, and I wanted to give them a chance to speak to the world. Simply put, I wanted to honor their precious little lives. My hope is that you will be blessed by them as I have been.

Read more about Mary and the creation of this collection of beloved portraits in An Unexpected Year: The Story of the Beloved Portraits.