Thu, Apr 29|
Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel
A child survivor of the Holocaust, Trudie Strobel settled in California, raising a family and never discussing the horrors she witnessed. After her children grew up, the trauma of her youth caught up with her, triggering a paralyzing depression.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2021, 12:30 PM PDT
A therapist suggested that Trudie attempt to draw the memories that haunted her, and she did — but with needle and thread instead of a pencil. Resurrecting the Yemenite stitches of her ancestors, and using the skills taught by her mother, whose master seamstress talent saved their lives in the camps, Trudie began by stitching vast tableaus of her dark and personal memories of the Holocaust. What began as therapy exploded into works of breathtaking art, from narrative tapestries of Jewish history rendered in exacting detail to portraits of remarkable likeness, and many of her works are now in public and private collections.
Trudie is a regular speaker at Holocaust Museum LA, where her hand-made dolls are part of the permanent exhibit. Trudie will be joined by Jody Savin, author of Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel (Prospect Park Books, April 2020); and Maya Savin Miller, the founder and curator of "Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry," a travelling exhibition of Trudie's tapestry work.
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