A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
Sam and the Sperling family
Samuel Sperling
27th March 2016 -


This grove is in memory of a friend Dr Samuel Sperling (Born: May 5, 1960 Died: March 27, 2015) and the generation lost in the Holocaust.

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I remember us watching us red kites together, inventing mad names for our cats, and stuff and things.... I loved Sam so much and always will.

Donated by B. S

15th May 2018

Donated by Patrick

24th March 2016

I started this to continue the memory of Sam and the Sperling family. Please add a tree to the grove.

Donated by Dr Shatish Kundaiker

22nd March 2016

This grove is in memory of a friend Dr Samuel Sperling (Born: May 5, 1960 Died: March 27, 2015) and the generation lost in the Holocaust. Sam's father Herschel Sperling, was the only survivor of his family and never came to terms with the trauma he suffered. Herschel could not understand how humans could carry out such atrocities, and still continue to do so. Sam has an older brother, Alan, living in Scotland. Alan is now the sole survivor. The trauma of Herschel Sperling not only affected him, but had a dramatic psychological effect on both Sam and Alan. The effects of the Holocaust on children of the survivors is rarely reported, or understood. In particular discrimination based on creed and/or colour. Sam really enjoyed Bird Watching, and on many occasions we went to watch birds, in particular, raptors This Grove provides a way of continuing his memory and the memory of the lost in the Holocaust. This grove can continue to grow and spread by anyone wishing to remember Sam or the generation of his family lost in the Holocaust. For further information: Articles about Hershel Sperling can be found here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1302964/Last-victim-Treblinka-He-survived-SEVEN-Nazi-concentration-camps--nightmare-caught-him.html. A tribute to Sam by Mike Smith can be read here: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13208925.Sam_Sperling/

Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Samuel Sperling's grove
Trees in this grove: 14

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