Just eight dresses, fabricated from Hedy’s sketches, tell their tragic story in this unforgettable exhibition.

"Stitching History from the Holocaust Update" is a local television program created by The Arts Page presented by Milwaukee PBS.   


  • Human Suffering​
  • Talents Lost
  • ​Lessons on Intolerance

A Special Thank You

Exhibit Ends January 30, 2023

A True Story of Talent Lost

Stitching History from the Holocaust is an original exhibit created by and on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

​    Learn

  • Holocaust History
  • Immigration History
  • Fashion History 


  • Milwaukee PBS' Emmy award-winning special about the exhibit ​

Stitching History from the Holocaust is sponsored at the History Museum at the Castle by Bob and Bonnie Buchanan.

Desperately seeking asylum, they hoped that Hedy’s dress designs would provide a livelihood for them in the United States if they escaped Europe. 

Open Daily, Except Tuesdays  

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


From Prague, Czechoslovakia Paul and Hedy Strnad wrote to Paul’s cousin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the winter of 1939.