"Wow, what can I say.
Anastasia's sculptural work is unique. This is a direct expression of reality, a direct expression of human pain. Anastasia with her imagination and sensitivity was able to express the old deep sorrow and suffering of the Jewish people.
Always love you,
Brig. Gen.(ret.) IDF
"...Anastasia's website which brought tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my arms....the magnificent , touching and breathtaking images created by Anastasia."
"It took some time to react.
I am living in Israel since 14 years and I am always under a trauma being touched with my very personal past. Trauma means that the older I get the less I understand. I have no answers verbally and emotionally.
Looking at the pictures what you have created makes happy and sad in the very same moment. It helps to remember but again:
There are no answers. Why?
Our son Leon, now 17, was this year together with his school friends at the memorial to Auschwitz. He came home to Israel and asked: Why?
I have no answer for him for the past but I have an answer for him for the future: Israel. He grows up with this answer and it makes me proud for our decision in 1998 to leave Germany and Europe for Israel.
Your work helps to remember forever, we in Israel create the future of our people.
We should go ahead together.
Thank you for sharing your work with me."
" ......They are outstanding. The work and music,poem combination and the associated voice poems deserve to be eternal museum pieces. I appreciate the emotional toll she invested in expressing so beautifully the suffering, the misery and the hope in her. I was truly impacted."
David R. Elmaleh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Contrast Media Chemistry
Mass. General Hospital
I admit that I expected something more abstract, typical of the sorts of memorials one sees at these sights.
So that the disturbing power of your work jolted me when I saw the images, something akin to seeing the full-sized original of Hans Holbein's "Christ after Crucifixion" for the first time.
Your work penetrates the soul, and one cannot unsee its brutal realism after it has been seen.
In a word: Extraordinary.
Thank you so much for sharing it.
Associate Professor of Russian & Soviet History
Associate, Harvard Davis Center for Russian Studies
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Russia & the Soviet Union
Photography by the Highlight Room Dimitris Lazarou.http://www.highlightroom.com .