Pre-war works

1923. Drawing of the artist’s mother, Ruchela Koc Lejzerowicz, signed “IL”. Hebrew inscription (added later by the artist's brother Szmul, from Jeremiah 31: “Thus saith Hashem; A voice was heard [of] bitter weeping; Rachel, weeping for her banim [children], refused to be comforted for her banim, because they were no more.” Courtesy Ruth Lewis (formerly Ruth Leiserowitz), Maryland, USA.

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