As a young girl of 14 years old, Birkin entered the Lodz ghetto in Poland. Three years later, she was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. She survived a death march to Flossenberg camp in Germany and was liberated from Belsen in 1945. On her return to Prague she discovered that none of her family had survived. In 1946 she settled in England, where she went on to become a teacher. Her painting focuses on memories and experiences of the holocaust.
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