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Berlin boasted a thriving, largely Jewish-owned fashion
district that sought to rival Paris in the 1920s and 1930s—before it was
destroyed by the Nazis.
Leading Jewish designer and trendsetter Norbert Jutschenka owned a
successful business there until the Nazis forced him to sell his company
for a fraction of its value. After surviving the war in Budapest, Judith
Leiber designed crystal-studded handbags in New York that celebrities and
First Ladies have carried.
On the heels of New York Fashion Week, request a reminder to join us to explore what
was lost in the fall of a once-rising fashion capital, and how working in
the clothing industry helped some survivors build new lives.
Tuesday, September 14 9:30 a.m. ET
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Facebook page
Guests Kyra Schuster,
Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Journalist and Author, Fashion
Metropolis Berlin 1836–1939: The Story of the Rise and Destruction of the
Jewish Fashion Industry
Host Dr. Edna Friedberg,
Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on
demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Photo: Staff at the Jewish-owned Leopold Seligman company in
Hausvogteiplatz, Berlin, 1933. Archive
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