Samuel Bak was born in 1933 in Vilna, Poland. While he and his mother survived, his father and four grandparents all perished at the hands of the Nazis. Bak’s work is an expression of his Jewish roots and past experiences.

He created this piece for The Golda Meir Israel Honor Club Members, which is an honor society of women who purchase a minimum of $5,000.00 in Israel Bonds. The design has two loops on the back for the women to wear as either a necklace or as a brooch. The brooch design was offered in a two-toned gold and silver, and a solid gold. Some designs feature pearls or turquoise stones, and some have no stones at all. He currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts at age 86.

From the Ginger Jacobs Collection