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

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  • 3 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Barry Lawrence Regional Library System.

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3 current holds with 13 total copies.

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Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library 940.5318 ADL (Text) 37884103259994 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Marionville Library 940.5318 ADL (Text) 37884103259986 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 11/05/2021
Barry Lawrence - Monett Library 940.5318 ADL (Text) 37884103259978 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 11/03/2021
Barry Lawrence - Mt. Vernon Library 940.5318 ADL (Text) 37884103259960 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 10/29/2021

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [325] - 334) and index.
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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.
Subject: Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Nazi concentration camp inmates > Poland > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Concentration camps > Poland.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland.
Dressmakers > Concentration camps > Poland.
Jewish women in the Holocaust > Biography.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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