VIOLETTE SZABO

Location: Albert Embankment, London
Artist: Karen Newman

In 2009, the Duke of Wellington unveiled a new memorial to those who served in the Special Operations Executive during World War II. The bust of Violette Szabo was created by Karen Newman to celebrate a moving story that commemorates the heroism of the men and women who served as secret agents and risked their lives.

Violette Szabo (1921-1945), was captured by the German army, interrogated, tortured and deported to a German concentration camp where she was executed. This sculpture is located on Albert Embankment, London and is a memorial of Szabo who sacrificed her life in the field in order to fight fascism.