Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Magda Watts Dolls
Born in 1929 in Hungary, Magda Watts later survived Auschwitz, and indeed, her time in the concentration camp led to her doll-making. The dolls in the collection at the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh depict the lives of working class Jews; Tailor, cobbler, butcher, rabbi, jeweler. The dolls are very detailed as are the trappings of their various occupations. Mind boggling the time and attention to detail these dolls would've commanded.