Liverpool couple seeks new homes for death camp saplings

By Zoe Winograd, August 9, 2012

A Liverpool couple are seeking new UK homes for trees that are linked to the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Ten years ago, Merseysider William Moss recited kaddish under a horse chestnut tree during a visit to the death camp. He took back three conkers from the tree and he and his wife Anne planted them in their garden. They have blossomed to 10 feet and have outgrown their pots. Now the Mosses want the trees to be replanted in a larger space. Liverpool’s King David School has taken one of the trees to plant in its grounds. But the others have yet to be relocated.“It is especially important as the Jewish Museum in Prague confirmed that the original tree died in flooding,” Mrs Moss said.

They intend to place plaques by each tree, remembering the children who died in Theresienstadt — “it is important to keep their stories alive.”

Last updated: 11:29am, August 9 2012