Through the Eye of the Needle

The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

Embroideries that Record History

Esther used her needle and thread to record her vivid memories of her family, her village, her escape and her survival in Poland during the 1930s and 40s. This is not only a remarkable series of embroidered panels, it is a historical record of the Holocaust. Her embroidery skills are superb. The action and the detail in the figures is remarkable.

Please take the time to watch this video. You will be glad that you did so.           If you are able to watch this full screen, it is worth it to see the detail especially the faces.

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  1. Reply

    What a great find Ann! The detail in the embroideries is spectaculair. And it is really shocking to see the familiar story in colour. It hits you even harder.

    • Margaret Wilson
    • January 9, 2019

    Thank you Ann. What an amazing woman. Very moving….

    • Ann Bernard
    • January 15, 2019

    Hello Margaret, Thank you for your comment. I also found the account of her experiences as portrayed in her embroidery, to be very moving. It really is a true example of ‘Embroideries that Record History’.

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