For anyone of European and Jewish heritage, the 1940s would prove a harsh and terrifying decade. Even for those lucky enough to reach safety as refugees from Occupied Europe, the losses remained enormous, as the communities and families amongst which they had grown up were destroyed wholesale. This was the case for sculptor Oscar Nemon. He was born in Yugoslavia in 1906, and came to Britain as an émigré from 1936, settling permanently once war was declared in 1939.
Account of Winston Churchill’s meeting with the sculptor Oscar Nemon in 1951 and the installation seventy years later of Oxford’s first public bronze of Churchill by Nemon in the Old Parsonage Hotel.
‘Humanity’, Oscar Nemon’s Holocaust Memorial, returning to Pleasant Land – 80 years after the invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941. Eighty years ago, in 1941, the world was caught up into the struggle of World War II. With America still neutral, and France already having surrendered to the Nazi, the Third […]