The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive / Lucy Adlington.
Drawing on a vast array of sources, including interviews with the last surviving seamstress, this powerful book tells the story of the brave women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, exposing the greed, cruelty and hypocrisy of the Third Reich.
At the height of the Holocaust, young inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp-- mainly Jewish women and girls-- were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions in a dedicated salon for elite Nazi women. Call the Upper Tailoring Studio, it was established by the camp commandant's wife and patronized by the wives of SS guards and officers. Adlington follows the fates of these women. While exposing the greed, cruelty, and hypocrisy of the Third Reich, she shows how the women of the Studio played their part in camp resistance, providing a fresh look at a little-known chapter of history. -- adapted from jacket.
- ISBN: 9780063030947
- ISBN: 0063030942
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (381 pages) : illustrations.
- Edition: First US edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
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