Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to High Fashion.

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    Eastern Connecticut State University Foundation, Inc.

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    Creating an exhibit at the Windham Textile and History Museum of Sidonia Perlstein’s personal history and artistic work. Sidonia, a Holocaust survivor, came to Springfield, MA with no family except a baby daughter and evolved into a clothing designer and dressmaker. Up to 50 garments represent significant historical, cultural and artistic interest. The exhibit will be complemented by events that will be beneficial to local and student communities, promote interest in local history and arts.

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