DORIT Oliver Wolff BEM, Holocaust survivor, singer, educator and author of ‘From Yellow Star to Pop Star’, has been busy.
It started at East Sussex Women of The Year lunch, an invite only event celebrating the contributions and achievements of women in voluntary and professional roles in East Sussex at the Amex stadium in Brighton.
Then on to Buckingham Palace, for the Jubilee Garden Party. Dorit took her friend, Martin Chatergrub, who owns the Hairdresser, Mr Martin on Broderick Road in Hampden Park. Garden Parties are an important way for The Queen to speak to a broad range of people from all walks of life, all of whom have made a positive impact in their community.
Dorit met a host of wonderful people there, from all across the globe, including a Ukranian Diplomat.
Dorit has just launched a Children’s illustration completion at Gildredge House Free School. As well as having their pictures in Dorit’s book, ‘The Striped Kite’, The winner will receive £50. Runners up will also receive a prize. It’s a wonderfully tender story about a boy called Zack in a concentration camp who meets a young prison guard, who helps him make a Kite. The intention of the story is show compassion and kindness can come from the most unexpected places and people. Written for 5–9 year olds, Dorit wants to start children’s education on the history of the Holocaust early. Young readers are encouraged to write their own ending to the story
You can read ‘The Striped Kite’ on our website at: www.bournefreelive.co.uk Human rights Dorit is a fierce human rights advocate, and a critic of this government’s attitude to asylum seekers.
“I would like to leave a legacy about how everybody is important, life is important, life is for living. There is no us and them, its only US.”
Dorit has a number of projects on the go. At 86, she shows no sign of slowing down, “It’s more urgent than ever to spread the message that we are in danger of history repeating itself.”
She is preparing her next book on her life after she arrived in the UK, she has produced a CD of her songs, ‘Dorit Oliver – Sings’, she has written a children’s protest song, and is continuing to sell her book, ‘From Yellow Star to Pop Star’. She was at Geoff Stonebanks’s Award Winning Driftwood Garden in Seaford on 23rd and 24th July. Donating to Macmillan Cancer Support with every book sold.