In a nutshell, that is the story of the Beloved. With no artistic training, I felt compelled to draw little Hersch in January, 2017. No one could have been more surprised than I when he peeked out of the paper at me! After I finished his portrait, I began looking for other children whose lives had been cut tragically short in the Holocaust. I felt that not only their lives, but their voices had been taken from them, and I wanted to give them a chance to speak to the world. Simply put, I wanted to honor their precious little lives. My hope is that you will be blessed by them as I have been.


Mary Burkett


Columbia Woman's Art of Children Lost in Holocaust Gives Them a New Voice "Your heart fills in the rest," Robert Behre, The Post and Courier Link to article

In SC Artist's Portraits, Holocaust Children Live Again, John Monk, The State Link to article 

South Carolina Artist Honors Memories of Holocaust Victims with Drawings, Christina Lee Knauss, Catholic News Service Link to article