Fabric of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
A Holocaust Survivor’s Story in Fabric Collage and Embroidery
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.
Hilos de la Vida
Story Quilts by Immigrant Women
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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The Hero Project
Student Art and Stories
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.