By Elizabeth Rynecki

The memoir of 1 woman’s emotional quest to discover the paintings of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, misplaced in the course of international battle II.
Moshe Rynecki’s physique of labor reached with reference to 8 hundred work and sculptures earlier than his lifestyles got here to a sad finish. It used to be his great-granddaughter Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy, surroundings upon a trip to find what were misplaced yet by no means forgotten…
the typical lives of the Polish-Jewish group depicted in Moshe Rynecki’s work easily mixed into the historical past of Elizabeth Rynecki’s lifestyles while she was once starting to be up. however the artwork reworked from wide-spread to impressive in her eyes after her grandfather, Moshe’s son George, left at the back of journals detailing the loss her ancestors had continued in the course of international conflict II, together with Moshe’s paintings. figuring out that her kin had in simple terms came across a small section of Moshe’s paintings, and that many extra items remained to be came across, Elizabeth got down to locate them.
ahead of Moshe used to be deported to the ghetto, he entrusted his paintings to associates who might retain it secure. After he used to be killed within the Majdanek focus camp, the artwork was once dispersed all over the area. With the aid of historians, curators, and admirers of Moshe’s paintings, Elizabeth all started the extraordinary and tough activity of rebuilding his collection.
Spanning 3 many years of Elizabeth’s existence and 3 generations of her kinfolk, this touching memoir is a compelling narrative of the richness of 1 man’s paintings, the devastation of conflict, and one woman’s unforeseen route to healing.

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