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Monday, April 15, 2024

Through the Eye of the Needle Exhibit


In 1942, 15-year-old Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and her 13-year-old sister left their family and ran away when the Jews of their village were ordered by the Nazis to report to a nearby train station. They evaded Gestapo for nearly 2 years by pretending to be part of a Catholic farm family. The textiles in this exhibit reveal a shocking incongruity between the beauty of the pastoral landscape and the violence, terror, and betrayal experienced by the sisters on their journey surviving the Holocaust in Poland in 1942. 

The nationally touring exhibition, "Through the Eye of the Needle – Fabric of Survival," will be presented in the Evansville Museum’s Old Gallery from Sept. 7 to Nov. 30 and is made possible in part with gifts from the Shavitz Foundation and the Jewish Community Council.