January 21, 1923, is the birthdate of Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, the Czech-born Jewish woman who, as a young artist in Auschwitz, was called upon by the German doctor Josef Mengele to draw portraits of inmates, thus saving both her own life and that of her mother. Toward the end of her life, Babbitt, who died in 2009, became embroiled in a bitter dispute with the museum at Auschwitz over its refusal to return to...