Nina Talbot

Painter - Writer
painting, Across the Battlefields Back to Life, by Nina Talbot
Why Can't I Play?, 2020, oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches

Places in Galicia

Why Can't I Play?

“My child often looked out through the cracks between the boards and saw the children playing. She begged me that she also wanted to play. I told her that we Jews could not go outside because the Germans were killing Jewish children. To this she asked: ‘Must I be a Jew when it is so bad?’ … She was then four and a half years old.”

– - From “The Road of Suffering”, By Rywka Klein-Weinik, Story from the Dynów Yizkor book, 1949/50