We will never forget Marina’s kindness, warmth and affection shown to us when we visited her and Eddie. The very welcoming afternoon tea was much appreciated after our journey to Laxton. We shall always remember the walk around their beautiful garden in the sunshine. Later on the same day Marina arranged an interesting guided tour of the recently opened ‘The Journey’ museum. Amazingly on this very day a secretary from Liberal Judaism, London, had posted to Beth Shalom a document which they believed should be archived at Laxton. This was the very same document concerning my father’s cousin and his experience of the Holocaust. My father had translated it from Czech into English but I had no idea what had happened to it. That it should turn up at Beth Shalom on the very day we visited was such a coincidence. Naturally Alan and myself were absolutely amazed, as was the museum guide and Marina.
Beth Shalom is so very special to me and my family, especially the Rose Garden where we have a memorial rose bush and plaque to honour my Grandparents, Aunt and her children. It is somewhere we can come to reflect, and let it be! I am sure there many other families who have lost their loved ones and are so grateful for this sanctuary. The sincerity and warmth given to my parents by Marina, I will always remember.
Marina’s kindness will always have a special place in our family’s hearts.
With fond memories.
Helen and Alan Scott (Helen née Strach)