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Holocaust survivors' patchwork of memories

Holocaust survivors' memories are immortalised in a series of patchwork quilts Credit: The Jewish Museum

Many children who survived concentration camps in Nazi Germany were brought to London.

They have come together to create memory quilts with their families and with each other as a testimony of their experience of starting a new life in the capital after the war.

To mark 70 years since their liberation, The Jewish Museum is displaying the memory quilts.

Joanna Milan arrived on 15th August 1945. She says:

"The square represents myself as a young girl alone arriving in a strange country. The bluebells remind me of the first spring in England where there were carpets of bluebells. It was such an amazing sight and the smell was overwhelming - it was the start of a new life."

– Joanna Milan
The Jewish Museum is displaying the quilts to mark 70 years since the survivors' liberation Credit: The Jewish Museum

There are a series of four quilts, which are on display for free.