Art and Remembrance Film Presentation and Lecture

10 Jun

Originally Posted on April 22nd, 2010

Sat., April 24, 2-3 pm
Montgomery College Cafritz Arts Center, Room 101
930 King Street, Silver Spring MD 20910

Art and Remembrance: a Film Presentation and Lecture by Bernice Steinhardt and Rachel Glass. Illuminating the experience of war, oppression and injustice through the power and passion of personal narrative in art.

Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s haunting memories, nearly 40 years after surviving the Holocaust, led her to create extraordinary works of art using the techniques of embroidery, applique, and stitched narrative. Told in more than 30 remarkable panels with vivid colors and striking details, Esther’s story describes a young girl’s harrowing escape from the Nazis to freedom in America. Meet Esther through a short film by acclaimed film director Lawrence Kasdan and a lecture by Bernice Steinhardt and Rachel Glass, Esther’s daughter and granddaughter.

Esther’s Story
ESTHER NISENTHAL KRINITZ, along with her sister Mania, were the only members of their family, and among the few Jews in their Polish village, to survive the Holocaust. At the age of 15, Esther refused the Nazi order for the Jews to report to a nearby railroad station for relocation. She and her sister separated from their family and never saw them again. In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to depict her stories of survival. Over a 20-year period she created a collection of 36 needlework and fabric collage pictures which are now on public exhibition.

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