Struggles of the Holocaust Hand Stitched at Evansville Museum

Published 05/22 2014 09:21PM

Updated 05/22 2014 09:26PM

The Evansville Museum announces a new exhibit, detailing the struggles of the Holocaust through the eye of the needle. The exhibit features dozens of fabric pictures, showing life as a Polish Jew during the Holocaust.

The artist, Esther Krinitz, hand stitched each piece as a way to show her story. She eluded the Gestapo for two years by pretending to be part of a Catholic farm family.

"I think it's a very moving story," said Evansville Museum Interim Director Mary Bower, "and it's on a universal theme of how the human spirit can survive under really terrible conditions, and how through art, lives can change."

The exhibit begins in September and will continue through November. It's just part of a multi-faceted program taking place this year.

The museum also has a World War II exhibit commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. It continues through June.

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