Fabric of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
A Holocaust Survivor’s Story in Fabric Collage and EmbroideryLeaving, never to see their parents again
Esther and her sister Mania were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust. At the age of 15, Esther refused the Nazi deportation order and with her sister, separated from her family and never saw them again. In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther began creating works of fabric art to depict her story of survival. Over a 20-year period she created 36 needlework and fabric collage pictures – Fabric of Survival – now a traveling exhibition.

Enter the Fabric of Survival Gallery
Purchase the book “Memories of Survival
Request the Teacher Guide and Student Questions
Learn about the documentary film “Through the Eye of the Needle

Hilos de la Vida
Story Quilts by Immigrant WomenEl Viaje Sin Regresso ~ Journey Without Return
Los hilos de la vida (The Threads of Life), a mostly Latina cooperative quilt group in the Anderson Valley of Northern California, has since 2005 been making pictorial quilts depicting scenes of family life, border crossings, life in Mexico, dreams, and reverence for the natural and spiritual worlds.

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Read a Full Description
Purchase the book Hilos de la Vida – Threads of Life: A Collection of Quilts & Stories by Anderson Valley Artists

The Hero Project
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The Hero Project was a two-part fine art and language arts project undertaken in 2009 by 5th Grade students at Hunter College Elementary School in conjunction with Art and Remembrance. The students wrote and illustrated a story about a family member who had displayed hero qualities.

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Read a Full Project Description
Request the Art and Writing Lesson Plans