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Lucy Adlington, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz - JCC of Greater Buffalo December 1, 2021, 10:34 pm

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Lucy Adlington, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

November 7 | 3:00 pm

Bringing author, presenter, and a keen collector of vintage & antique costume, Lucy Adlington, to your living room! Join us virtually for a live author talk and Q & A session. 

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 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 helped them endure persecution and 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. She offers a fresh look at a little-known chapter of World War II and the Holocaust.

Member/Community virtual ticket: FREE 
Paperback book + free ticket: $24.00

ZOOM LINK: You will receive two reminder emails with your unique Zoom link, 24 hours and again 1 hour before the program. Please search your inbox for those emails from The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don’t see the emails, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder. 


Katie Wzontek
(716) 204-2084


2640 N Forest Rd
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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