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Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

Due to demand, extended through SUNDAY, MAY 28
February 17 – May 28

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 their way to a village where they were unknown, Esther and her younger sister survived the war by posing as Polish farm girls. They never saw their family again.

Fifty years later, determined to show her daughters the family she 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.

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Thank 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. dsc0801-version-2
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Special thanks to the hardworking Fabric of Survival Committee:

Nina Edelman
Eve Eiseman
Rusti Moffic
Roberta Williams