Chasing Portraits: Lost Art Legacy of Elizabeth Rynecki

  • 08 Jan 2015
  • 7:00 PM
  • Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    Chasing Portraits:
A Great-Granddaughter's Search For Her Lost Art Legacy

Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was an artist living in Poland at the outbreak of World War II. Concerned about preserving his work depicting Jewish life in Warsaw, he hid roughly eight hundred paintings with trusted friends. After he perished in Majdanek, his family was able to recover a small fraction of them. For more than twenty years, his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has attempted to find his lost art work. Her presentation will include information from her trip to Poland in the Fall of 2014.

Elizabeth Rynecki’s master's thesis focused on children of Holocaust survivors. She is currently working on a documentary film and a book about her family’s efforts to preserve her great-grandfather’s story and work.

Co-sponsored by the Ger Mandolin Orchestra Project
through its foundation, Fundacja Ger

Co-presented by Lehrhaus Judaica, KlezCalifornia,
the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center

Free event and free parking
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco
7:00 pm   
Enter garage on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy
 SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association
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