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The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Adlington, Lucy

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At the height of the extermination process in Auschwitz-Birkenau, 23 young female prisoners were saved from the gas chambers to design, sew and cut beautiful clothes for the Nazis. The SS guards and officers' wives patronised a fashion workshop established by Hedwig Hoss, the Com...mandant's wife, within the infamous concentration camp complex. In this workshop - known as the Upper Tailoring Studio - high-quality garments taken from the suitcases of murdered deportees were fitted for their new owners. This skilled work was carried out by prisoners - all women or teenage girls, many of them Jewish - who wielded needles to survive the gas chambers. Until recently, relatively little has been known about these 23 seamstresses. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz tells their extraordinary life stories, drawing on previously unpublished testimonies and photographs, including an exclusive interview with the only living survivor.
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ISBN 9781529311976
Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529311976
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 31 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Adlington, Lucy
Category Fashion Design
World History: Second World War
The Holocaust
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 940.531853862
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Jewish women in the Holocaust, Dressmaking - History - 20th century, Women's clothing - History - 20th century - Great Britain
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade