Watch as the extraordinary sculpture of Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert takes shape

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Watch as the extraordinary sculpture of Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert takes shape

World-renowned sculptor Frances Segelman is working with the Yad Vashem Foundation UK to commemorate Shoah survivors in bronze

A bronze bust of iconic 99-year-old Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert has been unveiled at the home of its creator, world-renowned sculptor Frances Segelman.

Most famous for her sculptures of royalty, including the late Queen Elizabeth II, Segelman has sculpted personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and more recently – in partnership with Yad Vashem UK Foundation – Shoah survivors including Manfred Goldberg BEM, Zigi Shipper BEM z’l, Marianne Philipps, Sir Ben Helfgott and Mala Tribich MBE.

Lily Ebert’s sculpture by Segelman.

Lily said: “It was so special to be present at the unveiling of my sculpture, with Yad Vashem UK this week. I am proud for my work in Holocaust education to have been recognised in this way and cannot thank Frances enough for her fine sculpting and for including my precious pendant. I never thought I would survive Auschwitz, let alone be able to share my story with the world and now I have a sculpture that will remain long after I am no longer able to share my testimony”.

Segalman said: “It has been such an honour to sculpt the amazing Lily Ebert – a truly inspirational person.”

Chairman of Yad Vashem UK Foundation, Simon Bentley said: “We are proud to be working with Frances. It has been such an honour to spend time with Lily, and hear her clear message in educating a whole new generation about the horrors of the Holocaust.”

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