Memories of My Life in a Polish Village: Testimony in Art by Toby Knobel Fluek

On view January 28 – August 27, 2023, in the Larry Wasser Gallery, Second Floor

A survivor of the Holocaust, Toby Knobel Fluek (of blessed memory) became an artist later in life.  Using her art, she illustrated a unique view of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during World War II.  Fluek’s work introduces us to her village, to her family, and to the people among whom they lived, Jewish and Catholic. Her art shows us how they lived, and the Jewish customs and holidays that were observed. Through this exhibition, viewers learn about shtetl life and how it was disrupted and shattered by World War II, first through Russian occupation and then because of the devastation wreaked by the Nazis.