In 1968, an anti-Semitic movement swept across Poland. Thousands of Jews lost their jobs, and ultimately, their homes, as they faced government sanctioned harassment. Lilka Elbaum belonged to one of these families. Before she was pressured out of Lodz, Lilka lived in a pre-war apartment that had been home to a still life painting before her parents moved in. The titular painting, which inspired the creation of Still Life in Lodz, hung in the same spot from 1893 until the late 1960s, when Lilka was pressured out of Poland.

In Still Life in Lodz, Lilka unites with second generation Holocaust…

Sky Cowley

poet/artist/writer, writing about mental & physical health, film, etc. (they/them)

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