Art shows story of Holocaust survivor

GREENSBORO — By repeatedly telling her daughters the stories of how she evaded the Nazis as a teenager, she later was able to stitch her memories into needlepoint.

Those stories, her two daughters believe, are what helped to hone the memories she needed for her handiwork.

Their mother, Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, spent nearly a quarter-century stitching the scenes onto tapestries before her death in 2001.

In her work, she shows siblings who died at the hands of the Nazis, how she left her family before they were taken to their deaths at a concentration camp and how she made a new life for herself in the United States after the war.