a look at this wonderful work of art!!
In Miriam Berman's own words "Just shy of her 90th birthday, I decided
to formally interview my mother, Minnie Pilchman Berman (1906–1999), about
a painting that had hung in her house for several years. In her early 80s,
she had created a depiction, from memory, of her tiny Ukrainian shtetl —
Poninka. She had very carefully labeled each of the small structures and
locations — so I asked her to expand a bit about them — one by one. For
her 90th birthday celebration, I created this small volume as a surprise.
Family members who came to the festivities were each presented a copy of
this book which she proudly personalized for each."
We're grateful to Miriam for sharing this lovely booklet of her mother's
memories of Poninka.