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The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive / Lucy Adlington.

Available copies

  • 4 of 19 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Putnam Public Library.

Current holds

11 current holds with 19 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Putnam Public Library 940.5318 ADL (Text to phone) 33610148409623 New Material Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063030923
  • ISBN: 0063030926
  • ISBN: 9780063030923 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0063030926 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780063030923
  • ISBN: 0063030926
  • ISBN: 9780063030930
  • ISBN: 0063030934
  • Physical Description: 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- One of the few who survived -- The one and only power -- What next, how to continue? -- The yellow star -- The customary reception -- You want to stay alive -- I want to live here till I die -- Out of ten thousand women -- Solidarity and support -- The air smells like burning paper -- They want us to be normal?
Summary, etc.:
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. Called 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.
Subject: Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
World War, 1939-1945 > Concentration camps.
Jewish women in the Holocaust.
Women prisoners.
Dressmakers.

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