Eastern CT State University – University Hour
February 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hanna will be speaking at the “University Hour” at Eastern CT State University in Willimantic, CT. Hanna’s talk will take place near the beginning of the museum exhibit at the Windham Textile and History Center sponsored by ECSU.
How did a single immigrant mother survive on her own in America? Through her wits, her imagination, and above all, her hands.How did memories of the Holocaust affect the life and livelihood of one Holocaust survivor, textile connoisseur, and clothing designer in New England?What legacy did she leave? What are the implications of her legacy today?
Come listen to memoirist, Hanna Perlstein Marcus, speak about her life with her mother, Sidonia, a master dressmaker and designer, and Holocaust survivor. She will talk about her books, Sidonia’s Thread and Surviving Remnant, the first two books in the Sidonia’s Thread trilogy, and the upcoming museum exhibit beginning February 8, 2019 of up to fifty of Sidonia’s one-of-a-kind designs. You will learn the challenges of a foreign-born woman with no family except a young daughter and how she overcame her sorrow with the creative talent that made a name for her in Western New England.
Looking forward to meeting the students, faculty, and other interested audience members!
- February 13, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Author Presentations
- Eastern CT State University