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Chasing Portraits

November 2017 book selection

Chasing Portraits

by Elizabeth Rynecki


October 18, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

Forthcoming Documentary Traces Author Elizabeth Rynecki's Search For Lost Artwork
Elizabeth Rynecki, author of Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy, will be the final selection for the CapRadio Reads "In Conversation" series for 2017.

We know that Rynecki's conversation with Donna Apidone will include a lot about her great grandfather's life, which was cut short by the Nazis in World War II, and also some about his art. But I'm also hoping they have a chance to talk about the documentary film Ms. Rynecki is making.

Moshe Rynecki, Elizabeth's great grandfather, was born in the late 19th century. He was a religious Jew, with traditional Jewish roots, but he lived in contemporary Warsaw, Poland. His art, to me reminiscent of Marc Chagall's work, was a documentary itself—of the world he left behind.

Elizabeth's long journey in search of the lost work of Moshe Rynecki is an amazing story.

Please join us for this look into the past on Tuesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. in our Community Room. Prepare for an emotional and fascinating evening.

October 11, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

Inside A Story Of Hope, Suffering And Rediscovering A Family's History

For our final event of the year, CapRadio Reads "In Conversation", presents Elizabeth Rynecki, who will discuss her book Chasing Portraits with Morning Edition Host Donna Apidone.

Chasing Portraits is Rynecki's quest for the lost artworks of her great grandfather, Moshe Rynecki. She realized that this quest would be her life's work after reading journals her grandfather had kept, which detailed the suffering her ancestors endured during World War II.

Rynecki is the daughter and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Her story, and the story she tells about her grandfather who perished in the Majdanek concentration camp, will both haunt you and give you hope for the future.

Please join us for what is certain to be an emotional and fascinating discussion in our Community Room at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14.