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Memorial Title

O Nahlak

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial tree to Olga Nahlak in Derby.
Images
Tree Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Duke St
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3BX

NGR:
SK 35342 36818 ±4m
Location details:
On the eastern side of the road, between Duke St and the River Derwent.
Type
Overall type: Tree.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

A Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum), now lost, accompanied by a stainless steel plaque on a short wooden post. The incised inscription is in mixed case upright block lettering infilled in black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tree - - - - Lost
Post Wood - - - Lost
Plaque Stainless steel 90 80 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
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
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Holocaust (1933-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 1
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Holocaust Memorial Day Working Group

Local authorities:
From 1997: The Unitary Authority has been Derby City Council.
History
24th February 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The plaque was in fair condition although the lettering had faded but the tree was split and may have been diseased.

February 2016: The tree was cut down to enable flood defence work to be carried out. The plaque was removed to the Mayor's Parlour for storage until a new tree is planted.
References
Derby Telegraph, 27th February 2016, p12 col1: a report on the removal of the tree and the storage of the plaque.
Comments
Page © Roy Branson