As soon as I saw the scrolls, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Trust. In thoseÂ early days, the racks of scrolls lay as if in a morgue and no one could view themÂ without weeping. And yet my immediate response was that the work of the TrustÂ was the most perfect response to the Holocaust I had ever encountered. Yes, it hadÂ come out of the Holocaust but something positive and practical had emerged fromÂ that terrible history.
In their quiet way, the scrolls are a living proof of survival and continuity and weÂ now need to prepare for the next generation to expand and develop our work.Â As the successor to the Trustâ€™s much-loved first Director, Ruth Shaffer, I have theÂ privilege of taking it forward. We want to build on the precious legacy of those whoÂ laid the foundation stones of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, even as we continue toÂ reach out across the world.