Crafting a Life From Holocaust to High Fashion
Bergen Belson DP Camp, 1949
A young Hungarian woman finds herself totally alone after the Holocaust, the only survivor from her large family.
With her toddler in tow, she makes her way to America.
This is the visual story of Sidonia Perlstein, that young Hungarian woman.
About the Exhibition
How did a single immigrant mother survive on her own in America? Through her wits, her imagination, and above all, her hands. See the creative legacy of Sidonia Perlstein, Holocaust survivor, mother, and master of needle work!
More than just a collection of garments, documents, and artifacts, the Sidonia’s Thread Exhibition comes to life through eight audio recordings, narrated by her daughter Hanna. Enjoy a sample of the exhibition audio.
Experience a Visual Sampling of the Sidonia’s Thread Exhibition – An Incredible Post-Holocaust Story!