Lucy Adlington

Lucy Adlington is a writer and social historian, specialising in women’s history in the 1940s. Her recent history, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz – The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 22 languages. Her new Holocaust history Four Red Sweaters will be published in March 2025.

Lucy has an extensive collection of vintage and antique garments, spanning 250 years. She runs a series of popular costume presentations called the History Wardrobe, exploring women’s history through clothes. Her fiction titles include the award-winning Young Adult novel The Red Ribbon


The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

MJBW is delighted to bring you this special event in partnership with The Melbourne Holocaust Museum and The Shrine of Remembrance. 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...

Wednesday August 21, 2024