1529311969
Book:The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive / Lucy Adlington.:2021 Book The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive / Lucy Adlington.
The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive / Lucy Adlington.
Author: Adlington, Lucy, 1970-
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529311969 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: 381 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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At the height of the Holocaust, 25 young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp 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. Drawing on diverse sources - including interviews with the last surviving seamstress - 'The Dressmakers of Auschwitz' follows the fates of these brave women.

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