The dressmakers of Auschwitz : the true story of the women who sewed to survive
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New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
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9780063118881, 0063118882
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Published
New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
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Large Print
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529 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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English
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9780063118881, 0063118882

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [458]-529).
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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 Hoss, 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, this book 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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Adlington, L. (2021). The dressmakers of Auschwitz: the true story of the women who sewed to survive (First Harper Large Print edition.). Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Adlington, Lucy, 1970-. 2021. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive. Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Adlington, Lucy, 1970-. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.

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Adlington, Lucy. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive First Harper Large Print edition., Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.

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