Beda with his mother Amalie. Photo, around 1950. L. Kramar collection, Lund.

Shlomo, gardener, painter and single father of four children kept his fatherís art at home and in his studio; the rest I found in different peopleís houses and in archives. This albeit rewarding exercise proved to be a marathon task compared with the simplicity of recovering Leo Mayerís watercolor. Before being taken from Terezin to Auschwitz, Leo had left all his things with his mother Amalie, who survived Terezin. Beda visited Amalie in Hodonin shortly before her death and she gave him Leoís drawing, which he, in turn, donated to Beit Terezin archives at kibbutz Givat Haim.

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