Lucy Adlington, Author of The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

November 7, 2021 Free
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Lucy Adlington, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

In Conversation with Adina Jocelyn Langer. Curator, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University

Zoom Author Talk and Q & A

Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and A Cappella Books, Atlanta

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.

Drawing on diverse sources—including interviews with the last surviving seamstress—The Dressmakers of Auschwitz follows the fates of these brave women. Their bonds of family and friendship not only helped them endure persecution, but also to play their part in camp resistance. Weaving the dressmakers’ remarkable experiences within the context of Nazi policies for plunder and exploitation, historian Lucy Adlington exposes the greed, cruelty, and hypocrisy of the Third Reich and offers a fresh look at a little-known chapter of World War II and the Holocaust.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lucy Adlington is an author, presenter, and keen collector of vintage & antique costume. She writes both history-inspired fiction and fascinating social history books. She lives on a working farm in the north of England, with a patient farmer and a cat the size of a small armchair.

A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the National JCC Literary Consortium.

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