Forced to Flee

Chana`s Quilt       Christine Seager  •  Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Chana`s Quilt

NFS 37 x 30 inches | 2018

Dr. Miklos Szego was my husband`s grandfather. Miklos was a wealthy farmer, lawyer, and a Jewish Council Leader in Budapest. He enabled many Jews to escape the Nazis, including his sons and wife, before he was killed. 

One of the last was a young girl named Marika Chana, who played a pioneering role in the new State of Israel, today a country of modern cities with high levels of income, education, and culture. Home to many Jewish refugees, Israel generated a new homeless people - Palestinians. A fragile peace exists, but there is substantial conflict and poverty in neighboring areas. People still have not learned to treat each other with humanity and respect.

Photo by Nick Seager

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