Henry and Sala Kaye

Henry and Sala Kaye

My father Henry (Heniek) was born in Konin, Poland, perhaps in 1928. In 1941 he was taken to Auschwitz and went through several camps until he was finally liberated in Mauthausen. He was brought to England in 1946 and started a new life as a tailor.

My mother Sala was born in Wolonow in Poland, perhaps in 1930. In 1941 she was taken to Auschwitz and then to Theresienstadt until she was finally liberated in 1945. She was brought to England in 1946 to Windermere and started a new life as a seamstress.

The square represents the resurrection of two families coming from hell to meet and marry and to restart what was lost and we have chosen these pictures to illustrate that.

Philip Kaye

Posted in the Memory Quilt.