June 2, 2014

Survival through art

Rhina Espaillat met many survivors of the Holocaust when she was growing up in New York and was often impressed by their strength of mind.
“I was always surprised to meet people who came through the Holocaust not only physically whole, but mentally whole,” she said. “It’s utterly amazing that they came through with their love of life intact.”
Espaillat, an accomplished poet and Newburyport resident, will discuss the expression of that spirit in the work of poet and painter Yala Korwin at Aviv Centers for Living in Peabody on Monday.
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