"A Whisper Across Time" is available now.
This is the story of one family’s experiences in the Holocaust.
"A Whisper Across Time" tells a very personal story through prose, art and poetry, creating a multi-dimensional
snapshot of family losses and intergenerational trauma.
The art and poetry reflect the theme of sorrow and sadness created by this dark period of history,
but it also talks about the survival of the human spirit and of hope.
In October 2016 I felt compelled to write my family’s story of the Holocaust.
Everyone in my mother’s family was killed but she could never find out the details of their deaths.
I had a very strong feeling that my family was tugging at me to write their story. I wrote it to give them a voice and identity.
This is also a cautionary tale asking the reader to look at what is happening in the world today.
Part memoir, part art and part poetry, "A Whisper Across Time" will make you stop, feel and reflect.
Olga Campbell’s poignant tribute to family murdered in the Shoah is a personal triumph.
With words and art she has created an emotional response to a psychologically wounded mother
and her inadvertent legacy of trauma. Her enormous artistic talent and insights provide not only
a measure of healing but also of faithfulness to memory - the lives unlived are not forgotten.
This is a precious contribution to the literature of the Holocaust and to resolving the consequences
of catastrophic trauma.
Dr. Robert Krell
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
"A Whisper Across Time” is a profoundly moving experience. It is a healing ritual, a Shamanic
Soul retrieval, a celebration of life, and a gift of gratitude to the family Olga Campbell never
really knew. She reminds us that it is never too late to heal the sorrows of the past or to protect
the future from the dangers of forgetting.
Performing artist, writer for theatre, ballet and films
Order of Canada recipient