New Book: A Whisper Across Time
This is the story of one family’s experiences in the Holocaust told through, art, poetry and prose.
It tells a very personal story through prose, art and poetry, creating a multi-dimensional snapshot of family losses and inter-generational trauma.
The art and poetry reflect the theme of sorrow and sadness created by this dark period of history, but it also talks of the survival of the human spirit and of hope.
In Oct 2016 I felt compelled to write my family’s story of the Holocaust. Everyone in my mother’s family was killed but she could never find out the details of their deaths.
I had a very strong feeling that my family was tugging at me to write their story.
I wrote it to give them a voice and identity.
This is also a cautionary tale asking the reader to look at what is happening in the world today.
Part memoir, part art and part poetry, “ A Whisper Across Time” will make you stop, feel and reflect.
A Whisper Across Time will be available in April 1 2018 through this website.
Price $32 Canadian
“Olga Campbell’s poignant tribute to family murdered in the Shoah, is a personal triumph. With words and art she has created an emotional response to a psychologically wounded mother and her inadvertent legacy of trauma. Her enormous artistic talents and insights provide not only a measure of healing but also faithfulness to memory – the lives unlived are not forgotten. This is a precious contribution to the literature of the Holocaust and to resolving the consequences of catastrophic trauma.”
Dr. Robert Krell, Founding President of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
“A Whisper Across Time is a profoundly moving experience. It is a healing ritual, a Shamanic soul retrieval, a celebration of life, and a gift of love and gratitude to the family Olga Campbell never really knew. She reminds us that it is never too late to heal the sorrows of the past or to protect the future from the dangers of forgetting”
Ann Mortifee, Vancouver composer, singer and performer plus recipient of the Order of Canada