Summary biography

Born in Amsterdam, 1939 and from the age of four to six he was in Westerbork and then Bergen Belsen concentration camp and from Bergen Belsen he came to England with his mother and his sister. He is a renowned sculptor.

He parted with his father on the transportation to Westerbork and never saw him again. His mother was pregnant when she went into Bergen Belsen, she gave birth but sadly lost the baby due to the harsh conditions in the camp.

They didn’t get all of us. I feel very strongly, I don’t want to be defined as a survivor, that’s it. I happen to be a sculptor, there are a lot of survivors obviously who have done incredible things with their lives and I think that’s an important thing to celebrate.

Maurice Blik

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