The Broken Threads Exhibit based primarily on the rare garment's & accessories in the Jahnke collection.
Broken Threads: The Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry in Germany and Austria Hardcover – January 23, 2007
by Roberta S. Kremer (Editor)
This is a slim volume of seven scholarly, but highly readable, essays describing the period of time prior to the Holocaust when Jews played a preeminent role in the clothing and fashion industry in Austria and Germany. The essays are illustrated by archival photographs, drawings, and pages from the popular press of the period. The book grew out of a landmark exhibition, “Broken Threads: From Aryanization to Cultural Loss-The Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry in Germany and Austria” produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in association with the Original Costume Museum Society in 1999. The authors are from diverse disciplines: Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Fashion History, Social History, Architecture, and German Studies.