International sculptor Frances Segelman sculpted Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott on 7th June 2018 at the Hellenic Centre, London.
Ben Helfgott MBE was sculpted in front of a live audience as part of a series of sculptures being created by Leeds-born Frances Segelman, who has sculpted HM The Queen, HRH Prince Philip and HRH Prince Charles.
The significance of Frances Segelmans work in producing sculptures of Holocaust survivors is to be commended. Remembering the past, Honouring the Memory, and shaping the future is the ethos of Yad Vashem.
Frances Segelman said:
I am thrilled and moved to be sculpting the legendary Ben Helfgott, my latest subject in a series of sculptures I am creating of Holocaust survivors living in the UK. It is such an honour to sculpt these extraordinary people, in commemoration of those who perished and in recognition of those who survived.
Ben Helfgott said:
It is an honour to have a sculpture made of me by a renowned artist such as Frances Segelman. A fantastic project she is working on and through the medium of art. I hope it will be made use of to tell my story and as a memorial to those that were murdered in the Holocaust’, Ben Helfgott 7 June 2018