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Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz Opening Preview

Date(s) - Thursday, February 16th
7:00 pm CST - 9:00 pm CST

Jewish Museum Milwaukee


Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was 15 when she defied Nazi orders, separating from her family as they and the other Jews of their Polish village reported to a nearby train station. Making her way to a village where she was unknown, Esther survived the war by posing as a Polish farm girl. She never saw her family again.

Fifty years later, determined to show her daughters the family they had lost, Esther turned to needle and thread to create a series of 36 hauntingly beautiful, exquisitely detailed works of fabric collage and embroidery – a legacy born of love, loss, and the sheer force of memory.

Get a first look at Fabric of Survival and hear about Esther’s story from her daughter, Bernice Steinhardt, who carries on her mother’s legacy through the program Art & Remembrance. Enjoy wine and dessert, and tours available throughout the evening!

7:00 pm – Doors open
7:30 pm – Presentation by Bernice Steinhardt

RSVP by Monday, February 13
General Admission $15 | Members $10


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dsc0801-version-2Thank you to our generous sponsors: Brico Fund, An Anonymous Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Nina Edelman, Suzy Ettinger, Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services, Dorothy InBusch Foundation, Dr. Paul Loewenstein and Jody Kaufman Loewenstein and Florence Eiseman Company. Thank you to the additional sponsors who have committed since publishing.

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