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October 25, 2017

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Recovering A Legacy, One Piece At A Time

In recent years, we have seen many films and books documenting the lost and stolen art of the Holocaust. Survivors and their families search for what is rightfully theirs, hoping to unearth a legacy and to help ease the anguish of not knowing what has happened to these treasures.

In the book Chasing Portraits, Elizabeth Rynecki takes readers along on one such search with another layer of personal significance: The stolen art not only belonged to her family, but was created by her family. Elizabeth's great grandfather Moshe was an artist in Poland during the early 20th Century. Both he and much of his artwork disappeared during the Holocaust. His death was confirmed, but what happened to hundreds of his paintings was a mystery.

Donna Apidone, in conversation with Elizabeth Rynecki, will give us a glimpse into the journey to find these lost artworks.

Please join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 in our Community Room to hear this interesting and heartbreaking story.

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