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.
Aurelia Young, Nemon’s daughter and the author of the new biography Finding Nemon, gave a sold out talk at 1pm on December 6th at Waterstone’s, Gower Street. She shared her recollections of Nemon’s life, how The Queen nicknamed him the ‘missing Oscar’ and how Nemon became the subject of the only […]
Aurelia Young, Nemon’s daughter and author of the new biography Finding Nemon, is selling signed hardback copies of her book for £20 + P&P. (£3.50 for the UK, £10 for international postage), and softback copies of Finding Nemon for £14 + P&P (£3 for the UK and £9 for international postage). […]