I felt good that I was keeping Lydia’s memory alive. It felt like doing a good deed for someone else.
Keira Edwards, brought extra meaning to her own Bat Mitzvah. She twinned her Bat Mitzvah with Lydia Fischer, and designed a poster describing the family and life of Lydia, who perished aged 10, at Auschwitz in 1944.
Yad Vashem UK Foundation sent Keira and her family a folder of information about Lydia so they could research her story.
Keira made a demonstration board which was displayed by the Bimah during her Bat Mitzvah ceremony, and she also referenced the twinning during her Dvar Torah. Her portion was about the Ten Commandments, and she talked about how the Germans did not follow these during the Second World War.