Esther Lurie

  • Esther Lurie(1913-1998) was born in Liepaja, Latvia, emigrated to Palestine in 1934 and returned to the Baltic States several times for exhibitions. She was caught in Lithuania when the war between Germany and the USSR broke out in 1941 and survived the Kovno Ghetto and Stutthoff concentration camp. Many of her works survived in hidden spaces of the Ghetto. 

    Scenes from The Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania all dated 1942


Girl with a Yellow Badge, 1359
Amid Piles of Furniture, 1360
Temporary Dwellings, 1361
Room after the Slaughter, 1362
Raiding a Potato Field, 1363
The Wooden Bridge (1), 1364
The Wooden Bridge (2) Bridge over "Aryan" Street in the ghetto was repeated in several ghettos., 1365
What was left of the hospital, 1366
What was left of the hospital (detail), 1367
Messenger boy, 1370
The Main Gate of the Kovno Ghetto, 1371
Four Airfield Workers, 1372
At the Communal Kitchens, 1373
Women at the Communal Kitchens, 1374
The Garden Watchers, 1375
Children Carrying Branches, 1376
Courtyard in old Slobodka, 1377
Democrats Square, 1378
Barbed-wire fence and one of the gates of the little ghetto, 1379
The "Big Blocks", 1380
The "Little Blocks"
The Road to the Ninth Fort (Killing site), 1384
The Main Ghetto gate and view of the bridge to Slobodka, 1384
The Last Road (Courtesy of Tel Aviv Museum Collection), 1385
House of the Council of Elders (Judenrat), 1386
  • Esther Lurie
    Object Type:
  • Drawings and watercolor