The award-winning Stitching History From the Holocaust exhibit uses the narrative of one couple’s experience to explore the Holocaust and the tragic loss of the talent and lives of 6 million people. Through the story of Hedwig and Paul Strnad, readers will build their understanding of transcontinental connections during wartime, immigration law and constraints, Bohemian Jewish history, Theresienstadt concentration camp and the fashion industry in Czechoslovakia.
Stitching History From the Holocaust was originally curated by Jewish Museum Milwaukee and was on display at the Museum in 2014-2015 and again in 2018. It has traveled throughout the United States.
“Behind the pretty and colorful dresses, the sculpted felt hats and the flower prints lies a heartbreaking tragedy.” – Haaretz (April 17, 2015)
“The fashions are both text and textile, a story of life and death told in fabric.” – The New York Times (September 26, 2014)