Sculpting of Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler BEM
International sculptor Frances Segelman sculpted Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler BEM on 7th June 2023 at Kinloss Synagogue.
Eve Kugler 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 HRH The King. HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip.
The significance of Frances Segelman’s 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 UK Foundation.
In the words of Eve Kugler BEM:
It was a very different, and interesting experience. At the beginning it looked nothing like me and then it started to take shape. I was honoured to be chosen and was delighted that so many people came, the room was filled. Frances is a lovely, talented lady and I can’t wait to see the end result.
In the words of Frances Segelman:
Eve was such a bright and spritely woman, so full of energy and positivity, it was a delight to sculpt her whilst profiling the important work Yad Vashem UK does educating people about the Holocaust
In the words of Simon Bentley, Chairman, Yad Vashem UK:
This is the 7th sculpting that we have done in association with Frances Segelman. The first was of Sir Ben Helfgott, and we are looking forward to seeing this on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The quality and impact Frances achieves in her works is outstanding. Her sculpting of Eve Kugler BEM last night promises to be of the highest standard and we are looking forward to the unveiling in a few months’ time.