"Untitled" by Josephine
"September 1942: This was a prelude to the Final Solution
that followed. At dawn, the Gestapo made a surprise raid and
in our nightshirts, lined us up by the river and terrorized us
with their guns as our Polish neighbors looked on."
The exhibit is supplemented by a film featuring Esther's daughters talking about their mother and her drive to preserve her history through the creation of her fabric art. Click here to watch that video.
Acclaimed film director Lawrence Kasdan also created a documentary about Krinitz. Click here to watch the result of his three days of interviews with her.
Krinitz' fabric art is featured in a picture book entitled "Memories of Survival." Her work is supplemented with historical detail and context provided by her daughter Bernice. "Memories of Survival" is available on Amazon.