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The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive  Cover Image Book Book

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

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  • 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.:
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. Call 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.

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