Fabric of Survival    


                The Art of
       Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

      On exhibit at KANEKO
       (1111 Jones Street)

 Jan. 15 – March 14, 2015






Fabric of Survival tells the story of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and how she survived the Holocaust as a teenager. Though her village and family life were destroyed, Esther’s vivid memories of that time moved her to tell the story in a series of 36 fabric collage and embroidered panels for her daughters.  The original panels are on exhibit for your viewing.

Learn more and see the collection online.

The Institute for Holocaust Education is honored to present Fabric of Survival as an educational outreach program. In addition to making the exhibit accessible to the public, the IHE is offering a variety of field trip and after-school workshop programs for students, as well as group tours for adults. The exhibit’s themes of persecution and immigration to a new country are relevant to all, and will prove especially meaningful to those in our community with similar experiences.


KANEKO is open to the public, with no charge for admission.
Monday thru Friday   9 am – 5 pm 
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm


 Special Events!

  •  Lunch Hour Tours: On Wednesdays in February, docents will offered guided tours from 11:30am - 1pm.
  • Join us Friday, February 6 from 6-9pm for the opening reception of Fabric of Survival, and additional FIBER art exhibits. Meet members of the Krinitz family.
  • A Memoir in Fabric: On Saturday, February 21, the Omaha synagogues will host a Havdalah Reception and tour of the exhibit, beginning at 7:30pm.

For group and guided tours, contact Donna Walter: 402-334-6453 OR dwalter@ihene.org 

For the media:  Press Release

                                                                      H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund

This program is partially funded by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this arts event through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization.