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Saturday, August 1, 2009

RIP Dina Babbitt, Portraitist at Auschwitz

DinaBabbitt, Artist at Auschwitz, Is Dead at 86 - Obituary (Obit) -
Dina Babbitt, who as a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp bartered her services as a portrait painter for her life and her mother’s life, and spent the past several decades trying to retrieve her paintings from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum, died on Wednesday in Felton, Calif. She was 86.

The cause was cancer, said her daughter Michele Kane.

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