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Embroidered Memories

Memories of SurvivalA while back, in a post (Water Water Everywhere, October 7, 2004) about the American Visionary Art Museum, I mentioned an incredible exhibit of embroidered images by Esther Nisenthal Krintz, documenting her Holocaust experience. Her family loaned the work to AVAM for two years, during which time it became one of the most popular and moving exhibits.

There is now an illustrated book, Memories of Survival, by Esther Nisenthal Krintz and Bernice Steinhardt, Esther's daughter(Hyperion).

[W]hile the panels speak of an almost unfathomable loss and horror, they also stand as one woman's testimony to hope, endurance and the unquenchable passion to bear witness.
Publishers Weekly (October 10, 2005)
Bernice Steinhardt will give a lecture in The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, on Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by a short film by Lawrence Kasdan. Here is a .PDF file containing a poster of the event.


rb said...


more in this interview

I'm glad to see Kasdan made the film after all

and the children's book is lovely too

Mark Barry said...

It truly is rb, thanks for the link. The book is a beauty too! (the misses made the arrangements with the publisher, shhh, I'm not supposed to mention that). Are those new glasses?