“Two Regimes -A Mothers Memoir of Wartime Survival” is the story of Teodora Verbitskya and her young daughters, Nadia and Lucy; swept up in the collateral damage of war and survival- before, during and after World War II. This true story of "Two Regimes" is the story of three young women’s love, faith, courage, strength, determination, intelligence, and sheer will to live, while in the face of the worst adversity! This story of survival is an inspiration to everyone but particularly for girls and women, who must often pick up the pieces, after or during war and start life anew.
The art and manuscript of the Book "Two Regimes - A Mothers Memoir of Wartime Survival" by Teodora Verbitskya with paintings by Nadia Werbitzky, provides the perfect resource for spring boarding a multi course study for in-class discussion. The study of this collection can host or facilitate important conversations regarding the impact of World War II on families then and now.
Our goal is to provide FREE guides and lesson plans for grades k-12 using the true story of "Two Regimes". Mother's and daughter’s works created decades apart and published posthumously bringing their works together for future generations.
The Werbitzky Collection contains over 100 paintings and over 150 sketches by Nadia Werbitzky and a book “Two Regimes” by Teodora Verbitskya, Nadia’s mother. There are 50 of Nadia’s paintings in the book“Two Regimes”.
"Two Regimes - A Mother's Memoir of Wartime Survival" by Teodora Verbitskya, with paintings by Nadia Werbitzky.
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Teodora Verbitskya and her daughters were witnesses to the murder of 7,500 Jewish people from their town, Mariupol, in Russia in October 1941.
The artist Nadia Werbitzky painted her sister, Lucy, her mother, Teodora, and herself in the bottom right of this painting titled "Hell's Threshold".
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Nadia Werbitzky, professional artist, and daughter of Teodora Verbitskya
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"Two Regimes - A Mother's Memoir of Wartime Survival" by Teodora Verbitskya includes 50 paintings by Nadia Werbitzky.
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Dr. Michael Berenbaum:
“Two Regimes is a powerful but ever so painful memoir of a woman who lived through Stalin's famine in the Ukraine and witnessed Hitler's Final Solution to the Jewish Problem. Twice cursed by history, we are twice blessed with Teodora Verbitskya's commitment to memory and the talent of her daughter Nadia's haunting sketches.”
Michael Berenbaum, Director Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust Professor of Jewish Studies American Jewish University Los Angeles, California
19 Werbitzky paintings were featured with the World War II – Cold Power 30-day Exhibition. Also featured and sold were publications of the newly released memoir of Teodora Verbitskya “Two Regimes – A Mother’s Memoir of Wartime Survival” along with glossy prints of paintings by Nadia Werbitzky.
Scan with your smart phone our QR codes to hear passages from the book and see details of the paintings for an interactive experience.
Most of the QR Codes are about a minute long.
If you also click on the actual QR Code you will see a painting by Nadia Werbitzky that correlates with the QR Code.
Hear passages from the book "Two Regimes" with our QR Codes
This book "Two Regimes" meets three mandates; for women, for the Holocaust. and character education.
There are a couple of situations in the book about bullying and how the family creatively dealt with bullying from teenagers, these situations meet the Next Generation Sunshine State Standard for Health.
A copy of the book "Two Regimes" was hand delivered and accepted into the library of Yad Vashem in Israel by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff Holocaust Educator and Child Survivor of the Holocaust.
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