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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

“You see Miri, I was really a famous artist before the war. I was known for these portraits.” Miriam Friedman Morris with her father, the chess enthusiast and portraitist, David Friedmann. St. Louis, 1957

The chess master portraits that escaped the Holocaust

By Miriam Friedman Morris February 17, 2021

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on "The Librarians", the official online publication of the National Library of Israel. Check it out for more stories on Jewish, Israeli, and Middle Eastern history, heritage and culture. It is reprinted with...

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