Holocaust survivor’s art collection finds a home in Hemet

Collection used as a traveling lecture series on the Waclaw Gazinski legacy Photo by Kyle Selby/The Valley ChronicleGazinski has lived in Hemet since 1990. He stayed here for the remainder of his life, until he passed away in 2013. ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter The legacy of Holocaust survivor turned artist, poet, composer, master carver and sculptor-extraordinaire, Waclaw (pronounced “vatslav”) “Vatz” Gazinski, lives on in the home of Hemet’s Krystyne Gray. Gray, vice president of the Hemet-San Jacinto Interfaith Council, purchased Gazinski’s entire art collection of about 150 pieces from Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Hemet more than two years ago for $1,000. Russell Jacobs, a deacon of

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