Gidon and I had the very good fortune to have been introduced to Yehuda Bacon earlier this month. On top of being one of the most cheerful, gregarious, funny people I have ever met, Yehuda, who survived Terezin, Auschwitz and Matthausen, has an encyclopedic knowledge, of well, everything! He is also a very well known and respected artist and has a detailed Wiki page! This is an interview that Yehuda gave to Yad Vashem, which tells his harrowing story.
How foolish I felt that upon accepting the kind invitation to meet Yehuda, I did not realize what a famed artist he is! His art is in the collections of The British Museum in London among many others and is displayed at the US Congress in Washington, DC and in the homes of some people you might have heard of like Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann.
The meeting between Gidon, Yehuda and other survivors of Terezin will be described in the book. Yehuda is so humble that as we left, and told him we were headed to Yad Vashem to do more research, he said "Ask to look at my picture there."
We did. It was haunting.