JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Lucy AdlingtonNovember 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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November 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Lucy Adlington
JCC MetroWest & the Atlanta Consortium presents, Lucy Adlington’s, “The Dressmakers of Auschwitz”.
In Conversation with Adina Jocelyn Langer. Curator, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University
Zoom Author Talk and Q & A
Lucy Adlington is an author, presenter, and keen collector of vintage & antique costume. She writes both history-inspired fiction and fascinating social history books. She lives on a working farm in the north of England, with a patient farmer and a cat the size of a small armchair.
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.
Virtual Ticket: FREE
Book and Virtual Ticket: $24