Hana Mendel, a 21-year-old Jewish-American Artist, challenges our desensitization with her debut book, entitled HANUSHKA.


Stylized similarly to a diary or journal, HANUSHKA, a nickname given to Mendel by her European-Jewish family, is a visual collection of experiences thought, felt, witnessed and explored by a young Jewish woman in contemporary America.


Created in response to a trip to Poland to research her family’s murder during the Holocaust, Mendel translates her reactions into a visual reality, allowing the viewer to experience her perspective and creating a universal understanding that allows this intense reality to be shared by many.