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Stitching History From the Holocaust

Nov. 21, 2020 – March 21, 2021

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Nov. 21, 2020 – March 21, 2021

Smith Gallery

Stitching History From the Holocaust uses the narrative of one couple to explore the Holocaust by bringing to life the innovative dress designs of Hedy Strnad. Hedy and her husband Paul originally sent these designs to Paul’s cousins in America as part of their effort to escape Prague in 1939. That effort ultimately failed, and these beautiful dresses serve not only as a unique memorial for a lost talent, but also as a touchstone for discussion of the human cost of the Holocaust and the plight of refugee populations.

Original exhibition developed by Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Sponsored in part by Western Fraternal Life

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