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The Dressmakers Of Auschwitz - The True Story Of The Women Who Sewed To Survive (Paperback) Loot Price: R225
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The Dressmakers Of Auschwitz - The True Story Of The Women Who Sewed To Survive (Paperback): Lucy Adlington

The Dressmakers Of Auschwitz - The True Story Of The Women Who Sewed To Survive (Paperback)

Lucy Adlington

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A powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps.

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.

General

Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2021
Authors: Lucy Adlington
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-1-5293-1197-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design > Fashion design
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Humanities > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-5293-1197-7
Barcode: 9781529311976

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