Elizabeth Rynecki

Elizabeth is preserving and searching for her Polish great-grandfather's art gone missing after the Second World War. Moshe Rynecki, her great-grandfather, was a Warsaw based artist who painted the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. She has a BA in Rhetoric from Bates College ('91) and an MA in Rhetoric and Speech Communication from UC Davis ('94). Her Master's thesis focused on children of Holocaust survivors. Elizabeth is passionate about sharing her great-grandfather’s paintings with others. To this end she is working on the Chasing Portraits documentary film project as well as a book about her family’s efforts to preserve her great-grandfather’s story and oeuvre of work. She is the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors.