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Through the Eye of the Needle:
Fabric of Survival

 

The Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

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Maidanek.  
 

maidanek

"August 1944. After the liberation, I left Grabowka and returned to Mniszek. None of my family was there. I went to Maidanek to search for signs of them. I looked through the piles of worn shoes but they all looked the same. After seeing the showers and gas chambers, the crematorium, and the giant cabbages growing on human ashes, I joined the Polish and Russian armies stationed there."



Embroidery on cloth, with fabric wash, 1995.

37-3/16"W x 53-1/8"H.

 

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