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Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

Jewish Stories continued


The Museum
In 1942 in Prague the Nazis set up a museum
of Judaica to record the culture of a soon to be
extinct people. Jewish curators and art historians
were forced to catalogue and display many
thousands of "artifacts", the confiscated property
of Jews who had been sent to the death camps.

What Right Have I?
Text reads: What right have I to feel this pain you tell me is not mine? Yet these Jews are my people. Blood of my blood, dear to my heart, grappling with the same fears. For me the law is one of No Return. I do not deny my mother's gentile line. But Jewish is my world by birth, not a state I have to earn. What haven mine if They should come again? I will not let you keep me from my home.


Places of Fear
This piece is about the intersection
of Jewish internalized oppression
and women's internalized
oppression, about the places we
feel bad about ourselves and
yet have to keep on smiling
.

More Jewish Stories

The Elisabetta Story

Stitching for Peace & Justice

Embroidered Cancer Comic


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