Our annual Book Review for 2022 will be a presentation by British historian Lucy Adlington discussing her book The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive. The book powerfully chronicles the stories of 25 women and girls who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes
at an extraordinary fashion workshop the Nazis created within Auschwitz. T
hese brave women's bonds of family and friendship not only helped them endure persecution but also play a part in camp resistance. Weaving the dressmakers’ remarkable experiences within the context of Nazi policies for plunder and exploitation, 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.
Lucy Adlington is a British historian and writer with more than twenty years’ specialisation in social history.
powerfully chronicles the stories of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes in an Auschwitz concentration camp.
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Long Beach & West Orange County, and Sharon-Carmel Hadassah