"Carl Breuer and Sons" is the name of my family’s former Czech textile printing business. In 1897 my great-great-grandfather Carl, with sons Felix and Ernst began the business, which included a factory in Bohemia. In 1939, their factory, along with all other Jewish-owned property in German-occupied areas, was seized and sold to Nazi-approved owners, my family members were killed and the product of their work was lost. Through my visits to the Breuer company’s archive of fabric samples and designs held at the Czech Textile Museum, I have amassed a rich digital collection of primary source material in the form of scans and photographs. My research opened a window to the material world of my lost European family and prompted me to create a tangible connection to the past through my artwork.