“Monument to Love” features a journey with my mother, Ika Comforty Ovadia, for over 25 years to research, document, and uncover the narrative of the Jewish people during the Holocaust in Bulgaria. As our journey progressed, Ika’s personal story unfolded. She shared memories and read passages from her diary which revealed her observations, thoughts and feelings, as a young woman, facing a broken world, plunging into war. Kind acts of friendship she experienced contrast the cruel times and the dangers she and others escaped. Ika’s story is an anti-war manifesto, confronting totalitarianism and supremacy, and erecting a Monument to Love.
By: Jacky Comforty