a daughter of a Holocaust survivor paints the story.

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  Eat for Survival
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A soup made from potato peelings was served in a rusty dish. Sometimes a piece of meat was floating in it. My mother wouldn't eat. The Rabbis said it was okay to eat for survival. She encouraged us to eat. She was denying Hitler the satisfaction of forcing her to eat unkosher food. She said they can kill me as a person but not as a Jew.

Mixed media on canvas including: portions of printed scroll of Torah and hologram of statue of liberty.


- Mina Cohen

The story compels Cohen to long for the grandmother she never knew. She's someone who was willing to starve to death for her faith, there's not too many people like that.
Northern California Jewish Bulletin, April, 1999

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