Hedy Strnad, a Jewish dress designer in Prague, perished in the Holocaust, but her designs and her story live on in the dresses made from her rediscovered sketches. Come and see this fascinating and haunting exhibit about fashion, history, and what was lost in the Holocaust.
This original exhibit was created by and is on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. It is presented by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center.
Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
1221 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Closed on Sunday and Major Holidays
Free and open to the public
Parking is available in the lot behind the building (Lot 15D). The entrance is located off 11th Avenue South between 12 and 13th Streets.
During business hours, you will need to ask inside for a temporary parking permit.
For more information
Call AEIVA, 205.975.6436
Friday, January 11, 6:00-8:00 pm, AEIVA
(Free and open to the public)
European Jewish Fashion in the 30s and 40s: How the Jewish fashion industry was extinguished by the Nazis and struggled to return to prominence after the war
Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 pm, AEIVA
Speaker: Kristen Miller Zohn, Executive Director, Costume Society of America
The Holocaust in Czechoslovakia
Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 pm, AEIVA
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Wiesen, Chair, UAB Department of History
Immigration Then and Now
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm, AEIVA
Speaker: Dr. Janek Wasserman, Associate Professor, University of Alabama Department of History
Inspirations from the Past
Sunday, January 27, 6:00 pm, Gus Mayer-The Summit
A very special fashion show inspired by the sketches of Czech designer Hedy Strnad, a victim of the Holocaust.
Fashions by Gus Mayer and University of Alabama Apparel Design students.
A Stitch in Time
Sunday, February 17, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Alys Stephens Center/Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall
A one-act play about Hedy & Paul Strnad by Susan Westfall, performed by Red Mountain Theatre Company
Free Docent-Led Tours
View the exhibit with a docent providing historical background and details about Hedy and her story.