Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Pictures paint words conjure pictures

I came across this picture series. It relates a woman's fabulous story, or a fabulous woman's story; actually both.

Esther Krinitz was just into her teens when nazis occupied her village. She was resourceful from the outset (Jewish girl goes into the nazi camp to get toothache treated). When the time came, she refused to go the labour camp with her family, and snuck herself and her younger sister off. Her mother's last words to her were 'Maybe you will live'. The family friend who was paid to keep them turned them out almost immediately, and they were left to fend for themselves. And fend they did, pretty miraculously.

Lawrence Kasden made a short film about her, which is chapter four of the piece on Fora TV. In it she talks through some of her embroideries. She's a great storyteller, both in words and pictures.

View Holocaust Survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz on FORA.tv
Holocaust Survivor Esther Krinitz on FORA.tv

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