a daughter of a Holocaust survivor paints the story.

48" X 36"

Chava had a baby. When they took it from her she grabbed the baby's shoe. For two weeks she held that shoe clenched in her hand. Each night she talked to the shoe: "Wherever you are I will be with you soon." When the guard pried open her hand and saw the shoe he shot her.

Mixed media on canvas including: baby shoes (one inscribed with the names of the Jewish foremothers: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah) Sections taken from the Journal of Historical Review (a publication of the Holocaust deniers)


- Mina Cohen


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It opened doors of memory for her that had previously been supressed.
A & E Magazine, May 1995

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