a daughter of a Holocaust survivor paints the story.

What the Neighbors Knew
20" X 20", 1997

She asked the neighbor, if he knew what had gone on there.

Oh yes, he said, my friends and I went up on the hill, drank beer, and watched.

(Private Collection, Santa Barbara, CA.)

Mixed media on canvas: including damaged prayer shawl, and actual text from "Mein Kampf".

- Mina Cohen








image increases
in size when

It is as if paint alone can not bear the responsibility for, or weight of, the narrative.
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, March, 1999

© Mina Cohen 1993-2000
P.O. 269,
Mendocino, CA95460