The seamstress [sound recording] : a memoir of survival / Sara Tuvel Bernstein, with Louise Loots Thornton and Marlene Bernstein Samuels ; introduction by Edgar M. Bronfman
Audiobooks | Tantor Media, Inc. | 2011 | Unabridged.
Available at Adult Audiobook-CD Nonfiction (Call number: 940.5318 B)
[Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2011.
10 sound discs (ca. 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Read by Wanda McCaddon.
Growing up, Sara (Seren) Tuvel was the smartest, most ambitious girl in her Romanian mountain village. When she won and accepted a scholarship to a Gentiles-only Gymnasium, she was forced to make a decision that would change her path forever. At thirteen, faced with a teacher's anti-Semitism, Seren walked out of her classroom and into a new existence. She became the apprentice to a seamstress, and her skill with needle and thread enabled her again and again to patch the fraying pieces of her life. As the Nazis encircled the country and bombs rained down, Seren stitched her way to survival, scraping together enough money to provide for her family. When she, her younger sister Esther, and two friends were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany, the four girls became one another's shelter.