Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her by Elizabeth Rynecki PDF

By Elizabeth Rynecki

ISBN-10: 1101987669

ISBN-13: 9781101987667

ISBN-10: 1515957187

ISBN-13: 9781515957188

The memoir of 1 woman’s emotional quest to discover the paintings of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, misplaced in the course of global battle II.
Moshe Rynecki’s physique of labor reached as regards to 8 hundred work and sculptures prior to his existence got here to a sad finish. It was once his great-granddaughter Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy, atmosphere upon a trip to find what have been misplaced yet by no means forgotten…
the standard lives of the Polish-Jewish group depicted in Moshe Rynecki’s work easily combined into the historical past of Elizabeth Rynecki’s lifestyles while she was once transforming into up. however the artwork reworked from ordinary to awesome in her eyes after her grandfather, Moshe’s son George, left in the back of journals detailing the loss her ancestors had persevered in the course of international struggle II, together with Moshe’s paintings. realizing that her family members had in basic terms came across a small element of Moshe’s paintings, and that many extra items remained to be came across, Elizabeth got down to locate them.
earlier than Moshe was once deported to the ghetto, he entrusted his paintings to pals who might preserve it secure. After he was once killed within the Majdanek focus camp, the paintings was once dispersed all over the realm. With the aid of historians, curators, and admirers of Moshe’s paintings, Elizabeth started the significant and hard activity of rebuilding his collection.
Spanning 3 many years of Elizabeth’s lifestyles and 3 generations of her family members, this touching memoir is a compelling narrative of the richness of 1 man’s paintings, the devastation of battle, and one woman’s unforeseen route to healing.

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