The last time anyone is known to have heard from the Polish-Jewish artist Moshe Rynecki was in 1943, when his wife, Perla, received a postcard that he had sent from Majdanek, a concentration camp near Lublin, Poland. The Nazis had transported him there from the smoldering ruins of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw. The rest of his family had stayed in Warsaw, posing as Christians.
His scrawled message reassured his wife that he was well and “painting in the camp,” his son, George Rynecki, recalled in a memoir written decades after the war. CLICK FOR MORE