An Audience with Lucy Adlington – The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

£6.50 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

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They sewed to survive… 

At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young Jewish inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau were selected to create beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women, in a dedicated salon established by the camp commandant’s wife.

Join historian Lucy Adlington at The Word to find out more about their lives and fates as she discusses her new book The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: a remarkable true story of resilience, camaraderie and quiet heroism in the most extreme circumstances, based on original research and interviews with the last surviving seamstress.


About WRITE Festival 2021 

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 17-25 September 2021 across The Word, South Tyneside Libraries and online. Enjoy a programme of unmissable events, workshops and performances! Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.


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