MCJJ Book Talk:
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|Start time:||3:00 PM|
|End time:||4:00 PM|
|Type:||Literary, Virtual & Online|
The Breman Museum and the MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Present
Lucy Adlington, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz
At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp—mainly Jewish women and girls—were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was work that they hoped would spare them from the gas chambers. This fashion workshop—called the Upper Tailoring Studio—was established by Hedwig Höss, the camp commandant’s wife, and patronized by the wives of SS guards and officers. Here, the dressmakers produced high-quality garments for SS social functions in Auschwitz, and for ladies from Nazi Berlin’s upper crust.