By Shirley Lennon
I used a collage of photographs of people who had lived on the Jewish Refugee farm in Millisle, Northern Ireland in the centre of the flame. I used pastels to colour the flame. I am not artistic but wanted to take part in this project. These people and many others were saved by various people including some who came on the Kindertransport. They owe their lives to various ordinary people who chose not to stand by.
The heroes were the Belfast Jewish Community and those who helped to organise the Kindertransport. The Millisle Community were heroes as they welcomed these strangers into their community. I chose this as I have had the chance to meet some of these survivors who want to share their stories so that hatred and racism will be prevented. It is important that more people know about this.
Read more about Millisle Farm in our Northern Ireland Regional Resource.
Shirley is the HMDT Regional Support Worker for Northern Ireland.