Ita Grynbaum was born in 1926 in Starachowice, Poland. She lived in a small house with her 8 siblings and parents, who ran a tailor shop. In 1942, when the Nazis invaded their town, Ita was sent to a labor camp. Typhus struck the camp, and Ita became ill. Her brother brought her rags to pad her bedsores, but without medicine, she and many other prisoners died within months. She was 17 years old, not much older than the student who drew her portrait, honoring her memory. View more portraits of Ita.