Wiener Library, London
The Wiener Library hosted the UK book launch this evening of “Fashion Metropolis Berlin 1836-1939: The Story of the Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry”. Author, Uwe Westphal, has spent thirty years researching the subject and gathering information from around the world, both in archives and in personal conversations with witnesses of the time.
As I contributed a chapter, on the history of the H. Wolff international fur fashion company, we did a joint presentation. We showed over 70 slides of photos and video clips to illustrate the tragic story of the demise of the once glorious Berlin fashion industry and how the Nazis destroyed it.
The event was sold out!