Montgomery College to Hold Holocaust Commemoration

15.jpg - Esther Nisenthal Krinitz - "September 1942. I went back to the house to get clothes for my family when a soldier appeared and struck me with his rifle for not raising my hands quickly." Embroidery and fabric collage, 1992, 24"W x 22"H.

27.jpg - Esther Nisenthal Krinitz - "January 1943. One day in Grabowka, while working for the old couple who took me in, I went to the well and was surprised to see it surrounded by Gestapo officers. I started to draw the water when one came over and, speaking Polish, offered to help. I thanked him, and he clicked his heels in response." Embroidery and fabric collage, with fabric wash, 1994, 37"W x 37"H.

29.jpg - Esther Nisenthal Krinitz - "A year later in Grabowka, I dreamt that I went to see my grandfather in his house. My grandfather had died three years earlier, and in my dream, I knew that I had to keep my distance from him. "Oh Zayde," I cried, "you are close to God! You have to help me!" "Don't worry, Esther," he said. "You will cross the river and you will be safe." Embroidery and fabric collage, 1989, 41"W x 38"H.

33.jpg - Esther Nisenthal Krinitz - "Coming to America, June 10, 1949. We arrived in New York. Max's cousin Clara came aboard the ship to greet us. As our daughter Brasia slept in her father's arms, Clara said to her, 'My dear child, this will be your America!'" Embroidery and fabric collage, with fabric wash, 1996, 24"W x 24"H.