Justice For Dina - A Site Dedicated to Dina Babbitt-
The above small group of students ask Dina Babbitt follow-up questions for their culminating project on Mrs. Babbitt. Sophomore
Wes Rapaport filmed Mrs. Babbitt and turned his footage into the accompanying DVD.
UPDATE: August 14, 2012
cause has recently been invigorated by inquiries made to the United States Department of State's Office of Holocaust Issues.
It is our fervent hope that these talented diplomats may find common footing with Polish officials so that the Babbitt
Collection may be returned to Mrs. Babbitt's daughters.
•A producer with the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation current affairs program--The Current-- recently made contact. The CBC interviewed Dina Babbitt on June 8,
2008. In the hour long interview. Ms. Babbitt shared how she survived Auschwitz by creating the paintings for
Dr. Josef Mengele and her life long battle to get the paintings back.
The CBC is now marking the
10th Anniversary of their program with a website that showcases some of their best interviews. The CBC's interview with
Ms. Babbitt is being featured as part of this website. They were interested in what developments if any have taken place
since Mrs. Babbitt's passing away.
was well attended and conducted in a spirit she would have appreciated. Readings were interspersed with wonderful music
while hugs were shared and tears flowed. Daughters Karin Babbitt and Michelle Kane vowed to press the fight to obtain
the works that rightfully belonged to their mom, and now to them and their children.
Dina's story has taken many twists and turns over the 36 years since she discovered that her paintings had been preserved
and were now a part of the Auschwitz Museum's collection. The latest news involves the appearance of language in the
most recent appropriations bill covering the State Department's funding for 2010 and 2011. Section 1114 of this bill
directs the President, Secretary of State, Polish officials and museum officials to work out the means to deliver these
paintings to their rightful owner, Mrs. Babbitt's heirs.
The DVD of Dina Babbitt's appearance at Palo Alto High on March 5, 2009 is available for purchase along with the book
Justice For Dina. To obtain a book,
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