‘Victims of Injustice and violence’
Sculpture by Chaim Stephenson to remember all victims of injustice and violence in South Africa during the years of apartheid.
Chaim Stephenson was born in Liverpool to Russian immigrant parents. Profoundly affected by the Holocaust, he moved to Israel and was one of the founders of Kibbutz Yas’ur in Northern Israel where he met British author Lynn Reid Banks. The family returned to England in 1971.
In 1991 he was commissioned to create a bronze sculpture to commemorate the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. It can be seen inside Saint Martin in-the-Fields in London.
Chaim Stephenson’s website
I’ve never heard of this sculptor – thank you for the introduction.
I haven’t heard of him. Amazing sculpture, one can see the emotion, immediately.
It reminds me of a poster that features Hector Pieterson’s death during the Soweto riots but I couldn’t find for certain that it was what Chaim Sthephenson had wanted to represent.
Neither had I but I like what he has done, especially the biblical scenes.
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I’ve also never heard of this sculptor, but the kids (and I! 🙂 ) are fans of his wife’s “Indian in the Cupboard” books!
I have not read the book but I have seen the film!