Erna Rosenstein, 91; Artist Whose Work Evoked Nazi Poland

From Times Wire Reports

Erna Rosenstein, 91, a surrealist painter and poet whose works evoked her experience as a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland, has died.

She died Wednesday of arterial sclerosis at her home in Warsaw, her son told Associated Press.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Nov. 18, 2004 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday November 18, 2004 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 39 words Type of Material: Correction
Rosenstein obituary -- The headline on the obituary of artist Erna Rosenstein in Friday’s California section said her art evoked “Nazi Poland.” Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II but it was not a Nazi nation.

Rosenstein was born May 17, 1913, in Lviv, a formerly Polish city now in Ukraine. Before and after World War II, she belonged to an avant-garde group of artists that became known as the “Krakow Group.”


She survived the war in Poland by using fake documents and an assumed Christian name, said her son, Adam Sandauer.

Rosenstein, who was married to Polish writer Artur Sandauer, published a book of memoirs and several volumes of poetry.

She was the sister of the late Paul N. Rosenstein-Rodan, an influential economist and Boston University professor who was credited with coining the term “underdeveloped countries.”