Artist and Holocaust survivor Ava Tevvs sits next to some of her artwork Wednesday in the studio of her home. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette

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Posted April 15, 2007

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By Terry Anderson

DE PERE — Ava Tevvs will light a candle today and solemnly remember the dead.

She’ll probably stop to look at the tiny black-and-white photograph that she keeps in her study. In that picture an attractive woman is standing outdoors among a crowd of people. She is carrying a bedroll, looking straight ahead at the camera, with a slight smile on her face.

It is Tevv’s only photograph of her mother, Margarite Isaacshon-Jacoby, and it was taken when her mother arrived at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.