From Darkness to Light Collection
21” x 21”
Kielce Poland, the site of a massacre of 42 Jews over the lie told by a Polish child. the boy stayed overnight at a friends house without telling his parents. In the morning he returned and to avoid punishment told his parents and then the police, he was kidnapped by Jews who held him against his will overnight. the townspeople revolted and killed all the Jews in their homes. This was a starting point for pogroms across Poland. Years later the boy admitted he had told a lie and was convicted and set to prison.
This monument sits in a small memorial to the lives lost.
*From Darkness to Light*
In the fall of 2017, my husband Marty and I joined a group of congregants from Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen PA on a fascinating 2 week pilgrimage to Poland and Israel. The trip was designed to trace our roots and gain a deeper understanding for our history as Jews.
This collection of stained glass windows was inspired by that pilgrimage, both the deeply depressing images of concentration camps and uplifting images pointing us to a bright future. We begin with the darkness...