THE MUSEUM OF FAMILY HISTORY


Through the Eye of the Needle:
Fabric of Survival

 

The Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

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Instructions for optimal viewing: You can view this exhibition in either of two ways. You may choose to left-click on any of the thumbnail photographs below to see the larger representation of each selected image, along with the title and description of each piece, or you can may proceed from one work to the next by simply left-clicking on the "►►" found at the bottom right of each page. This exhibition also contains a number of short audio clips. When audio is available, the sound will begin to play once the particular webpage opens.
 

MY CHILDHOOD HOME   SWIMMING IN THE RIVER   MY BROTHER RUVEN   SHAVUOT   ROSH HASHANAH   PASSOVER MATZOS
                     
THE NAZIS ARRIVE   DIGGING TANK TRENCHES   THE DENTIST   THE LABOR CAMP   THE NAZIS BEAT UP MY FATHER   JANISZEW PRISON CAMP
                     
COLLECTING PINE TAR   PRELUDE TO THE FINAL SOLUTION   I AM STRUCK BY A SOLDIER   WE FLED ACROSS THE FIELDS   ORDERED TO LEAVE OUR HOMES   WE WILL ALL PERISH
                     
THE SOMBER DEATH MARCH   ROAD TO KRASNIK   STEFAN'S HOUSE   GESTAPO BARRACK   DEPTHS OF THE FOREST   WE FIND NO REFUGE
                     
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES   BLACK SKY FALLING   THE WELL   HONEY BEES SAVE ME   I DREAM OF GRANDFATHER   RUSSIAN INFANTRY MARCH IN
                     
MAIDANEK   THE WAY TO BERLIN   COMING TO AMERICA   PICKING CHERRIES   MY HUSBAND, MAX KRINITZ   GRANDDAUGHTER
                     

More information about Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, as well as the book of her works entitled "Memories of Survival," by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Bernice Steinhardt, is available at the Art & Remembrance website.
Images and text © Bernice Steinhardt and Helene McQuade, courtesy of Art and Remembrance, Inc.

Please visit the Museum's Education and Research Center for additional guides and materials that explore themes of racism, intolerance, and prejudice that are raised by Esther Krinitzís art and story. These materials were developed by her daughters for their organization Art & Remembrance and are included within this exhibition with permission. You can find these materials by clicking here.

 
 

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