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Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. Sadly, he was murdered at Majdanek. Moshe Rynecki͛s body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. After the Holocaust, Moshe͛s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, this documentary is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man͛s art, the devastation of war, and one woman͛s unexpected path to healing.
Q & A with filmmaker Elizabeth Rynecki after the screening.
Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to our film tour sponsor, Russell & Abbott, Heating and Cooling.