Esther Frederika Polak

36" x 36" oil on cradled panel

Lauren Bergman

Esther Frederika Polak, 2019

Oil on cradled panel

36 x 36 in.

Ella Milch-Sheriff

Esther Frederika Polak

Musical composition

Esther Frederika Polak, date unknown

Reproduction of a gelatin silver print

Yad Vashem

Esther was born on January 26, 1937, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Emanuel and Rachel Polak. She and her family were taken to Westerbork, a transit camp for Dutch Jews, and then to Auschwitz. Esther was gassed there on July 29, 1942, at age five-and-a-half.