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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
Derby
Town
Derby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61074
Current location

Cathedral Green
Derby
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3DY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 35293 36556
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • On the Eastern side of the road
    between Duke St and the River Derwent.
    Roadside
    Duke St
    Derby
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    DE1 3BR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 353 368
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) accompanied by a stainless steel plaque on a short wooden post. The incised inscription is in mixed case upright lettering.
Inscription
OLGA NAHLAK/ 1921 - 1997/ RESIDENT OF DERBY 1965 - 1997/ REMEMBERED FOR HER COURAGE/ IN THE FACE OF DEATH SAVING/ VICTIMS OF NAZI PERSECUTION/ IN THE UKRAINE/ A WOMAN RIGHTEOUS/ AMONG NATIONS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tree
    Measurements: depth -, height -, width -
    Materials: Plant Material
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height 90mm, width 80mm
    Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height c500mm, width c100mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
February 2011: The tree was cracked and split and may be diseased.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Derby Evening Telegraph 2-3/ 24 January 2011 Biography in Bygones Supplement.

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