And the Prophetess Peshe said: “They will kill us. They will bury us alive. They will bury us in their own cemeteries.”

(2017)

Marker and acrylic on acetate, paper. c. 56 x 71 cm. 

Thank you to my Bubbe (maternal grandmother) for telling the story of her grandmother Peshe—the pre-Holocaust prophetess—and for helping me with the Yiddish translation of her words, as seen in this work. Thank you to my mother's cousin Nancy for providing photos of Luzhki (my grandmother's hometown in Poland/Belarus) to help me imagine how it must have appeared before the Holocaust.