10.02.2011 06.Adar l, 5771
After decades of neglect and vandalism, Liverpool’s Deane Road Cemetery is now being restored its former glory, revealing Jewish roots.
‘We speak with an accent exceedingly rare. Meet under a statue exceedingly bare…’ goes part of the chorus of “In My Liverpool Home,” a song made popular by Liverpool folk group The Spinners in 1962. The nude statue mentioned in the song adorns the now-defunct Lewis’s department store building in the city.
While sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein named his work Liverpool Resurgent, local residents long ago nicknamed the sculpture “Dickie Lewis” in honor of David Lewis, the Jewish founder of what was once the city’s foremost retail emporium….