The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival

Review of the holocaust survival story “The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival” published posthumously by the author’s daughter.

Sara Tuvel Bernstein’s memoir, “The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival”, is one of the most memorable of first-person accounts of survival during the Holocaust. The book is well-told by the late Bernstein and deserves a prominent place in the archive of Holocaust survival stories. In 1944, she was transported with her sister and two friends to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. In a moving afterward, Seren’s daughter describes her mother’s strong personality. Published posthumously, Bernstein’s work evolved literally thread by thread as she worked in her sewing room, methodically recording her tale of survival during the Holocaust.