Holocaust survivor uses art to inspire others to spread kindness

Hedy Page's paintings and sketches have been featured in museums.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2024, 2:45 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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A Holocaust survivor who uses street art to inspire others spoke on Sunday to almost 200 people in Long Beach.
Hedy Page's mission is to spread kindness with the hopes of changing lives.
"Her energy just changed my life because she showed me that it's possible to be around people who are loving and remind me that I can be open-hearted and loving again," said Kathrin Willard, of Long Beach.
Page, 94, has chronicled the changing landscape of Long Beach for over half a century.
Her paintings and sketches have been featured in museums.
The event at the Long Beach Library also featured a preview of a new documentary about Page's life named "The World I Know."
Page was overwhelmed by the amount of people who came to listen to her speak.
"Seeing all these people who I can convince to change and to start noticing others -- I'm trying to get people to try to stop being afraid of each other. That's when I'm happy," she said.
Page also presented her latest painting, which was about the documentary as part of Women's History Month.


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