It's so amazing how Maya decided to share Trudie's tapestries in an exhibition to encourage others to resist intolerance and learn about how to prevent things like the Holocaust from happening again.

                      -Polytechnic Middle Schooler

Recent Appearances:

  • Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

  • ORT America, San Marino chapter

  • Zikaron BaSalon

  • Our Lady of Lourdes School

  • South Pasadena Middle School

  • Westridge School

  • Santa Monica Lincoln Middle School

  • Kipp Scholar Academy

  • Pasadena Jewish Temple

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center

  • Polytechnic School

  • Arcadia High School

Thank you for sharing with us the history and life of Trudie Strobel. I was amazed when I saw her art and was inspired by her struggles in life. I’ll try to visit the exhibit after the pandemic.

                     -Thank you, Cooper

                     (5th Grade, TVT)

Read about one appearance here:  Polytechnic School, Pasadena CA

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Lecture At Polytechnic
Trudie Speaks
at Westridge

"We could put ourselves in her shoes because of her description. She made us feel like we mattered."

                     -El Rancho High                              School student

"Thank you for teaching and showing us stuff about the past that we didn’t learn about yet and persevered and did it in the form of a zoom meeting."

                   -From, Olivia

                   (5th grade, TVT)

I had the honor of hearing your testament to the Holocaust and seeing photographs of your breathtaking tapestries this morning. I want to thank you for having the courage to tell your story and ensure this painful history is never forgotten. 

                                      -MK, 8th grade

Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel by Jody Savin (published by Prospect Park Books)

Photo Credits:  Trudie Strobel portrait  + Trudie's art photographed by Ann Elliott Cutting (

© 2017 by Bridget Fonger created with

© 2018 by Cameron Slater, Ann Cutting & Jody Savin