Looks, as they say, can be deceiving. Case in point: The colorful needlework collages on display at the Columbus Museum of Art depict, at first glance, bucolic scenes of the Polish countryside. Cows graze, children draw water from wells, townsfolk line up in the road, as if in a parade.

Looks, as they say, can be deceiving. Case in point: The colorful needlework collages on display at the Columbus Museum of Art depict, at first glance, bucolic scenes of the Polish countryside. Cows graze, children draw water from wells, townsfolk line up in the road, as if in a parade.

Look more closely, however, and notice drawn guns and masses crammed into wagons, and a tale of survival emerges, with Esther illuminating in exquisite detail her escape from Nazis as a 15-year-old.