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Holocaust survivor’s fabric art at Naples museum

Harriet Howard Heithaus

The photos have the color, detail and careful stitching of a grandmother’s quilt. But the story they tell is one of terror and flight, a young life disrupted and a family murdered, during World War II.

Photographs of “Fabric of Survival,” a gripping series of fabric murals created by a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, is at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida through Aug. 6.

Because the museum doesn’t have the climate control needed for the fabric, it has come here in a high-definition photography series. Yet it is done so sharply the details appear to be in relief. Its 33 large-size photographs clearly depict the original fabric story of the creator’s life hiding in plain sight during World War II.

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