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28 – THE BEES SAVE ME (From the picture): "June 1943, in Grabowka. While I was tending the garden I had planted, two Nazi soldiers appeared and began to talk to me. I couldn't let them know that I understood them, so I just shook my head as they spoke. Dziadek, the old farmer who had taken me in as his housekeeper, came to stand watch nearby, but the honeybees rescued me first, swarming around the soldiers. 'Why aren't they stinging you?,' the soldiers asked Dziadek as they ran out of the…

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32 – THE WAY TO BERLIN (From the picture): "March 1945. Along with the 5th Division of the Russian Army, my Polish Army unit crossed the Oder River into Germany. We passed the site of an earlier battle. The Russians had hung Nazi officers on every tree along the road. They looked as though they were still alive. Many other dead Nazis lay scattered across the field, at the edge of which a young pretty Russian soldier stood, pointing the way to Berlin." Embroidery and fabric collage, 1998…

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25 – RUN FOR YOUR LIVES (From the picture): "October 31, 1942. After our night in the fields, Mania and I went back to Ksiezomiesz, to Dudzinska's house, where Mania had worked. When she saw us, she pushed us out into the fields and said, 'God help you, run for your lives! Everyone knows you are Hersh's daughters, and the Gestapo were just here."' Embroidery and fabric collage, 1994. 32"W x 23"H. FABRIC OF SURVIVAL | Art and Remembrance

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26 – BLACK SKY FALLING "In early November 1942, Mania and I made our way to the village of Grabowka, where we told people that we were Polish Catholic farm girls who had been separated from our family after our farm was taken over by Folksdeutsche. The night after we arrived, I had a dream that my mother came to get me, running and pulling me along. "Why are we running?," I asked her. She said, "Because the black sky is falling, and when it reaches the ground, we will die." When I looked…

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27 – THE WELL (From the picture): "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. 37-3/16"W x 37-1/8"H.FABRIC OF SURVIVAL | Art and Remembrance

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3x3. My very talented friend Gustavo Aimar is having a little party to celebrate his blog's third anniversary and you are all invited! He has created a special blog called 3 x 3 where he will be posting tiny 3 x 3 cms (1 1/8" x 1 1/8") works of art by anyone that wants to participate. These three little birds are my contribution. I used watercolors, white acrylic ink and a Micron pen on gray bookboard.

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29 – I DREAM OF GRANDFATHER 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. 40-5/8"W x 37-13/16"H. FABRIC OF SURVIVAL | Art and Remembrance

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32 – THE WAY TO BERLIN (From the picture): "March 1945. Along with the 5th Division of the Russian Army, my Polish Army unit crossed the Oder River into Germany. We passed the site of an earlier battle. The Russians had hung Nazi officers on every tree along the road. They looked as though they were still alive. Many other dead Nazis lay scattered across the field, at the edge of which a young pretty Russian soldier stood, pointing the way to Berlin." Embroidery and fabric collage, 1998…

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FABRIC OF SURVIVAL | Art and 32 – THE WAY TO BERLIN (From the picture): "March 1945. Along with the 5th Division of the Russian Army, my Polish Army unit crossed the Oder River into Germany. We passed the site of an earlier battle. The Russians had hung Nazi officers on every tree along the road. They looked as though they were still alive. Many other dead Nazis lay scattered across the field, at the edge of which a young pretty Russian soldier stood, pointing the way to Berlin."…

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