In October 1942, after living under Nazi occupation in Poland for 3 years, the Jews of the village of Mniszek were ordered to report to the nearby train station for “relocation.” 15-year old Esther Nisenthal Krinitz decided she would not go but would instead take her 13-year old sister Mania and look for work among Polish farmers. In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to share with her daughters the story of her survival during the Holocaust. Trained as a dressmaker but untrained in art, she eventually created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism. Meticulously stitched words beneath the pictures provide a narrative.
This event is FREE and open to all ages.
This show will be in the Sara D. November Gallery at the Weinstein JCC until January 7.