a daughter of a Holocaust survivor paints the story.
For the Rest of My Life
48" X 36"

In the middle of the night there was a knock at the door. All the windows were smashed. The Gestapo was in our house. They dragged us outside and onto trucks.

Our Christian neighbors cheered and threw stones at us as we left my house of childhood for the last time. As we crossed the bridge to Shlabotka we saw boys from the Yitzchak Elchanan Yeshiva carrying the Torahs in their arms. They were thrown into a large pit and shot. As long as I live I will never forget the moans and screams of the boys.

Mixed media on canvas including: A full Megillah of Esther Scroll with Haman's name covered over with swastikas.


- Mina Cohen



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There are those people, such as Cohen and Meisel who know that history exists only if people tell it, document it, preserve it and assure its presence for generations to come.
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, March, 1999

© Mina Cohen 1993-2000
P.O. 269,
Mendocino, CA95460