Measure of a man : from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir

by Greenfield, Martin, 1928-

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Brookline Non-Fiction Collection E184.37.G74 A3 2014
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E184.37.G74 A3 2014
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B G837
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He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother.

In haunting, powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death camp--and how an SS soldier's shirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew; and when he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothes possess great power and could even help save his life.

Measure of a Man is the story of a man who suffered unimaginable horror and emerged with a dream of success. From sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory to founding America's premier custom suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now 86 years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of D.C. and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, celebrities Paul Newman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon, and the stars of Martin Scorsese's films.

Written with soul-baring honesty and, at times, a wry sense of humor, Measure of a Man is a memoir unlike any other--one that will inspire hope and renew faith in the resilience of man.
Additional Information
Subjects Greenfield, Martin, -- 1928-
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Biography.
Jews, Czech -- United States -- Biography.
Tailors -- United States -- Biography.
Businessmen -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Jews -- Czechoslovakia -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Czechoslovakia.
Concentration camp inmates -- Poland -- Oświęcim -- Biography.
Publisher Washington, DC :Regnery Publishing,2014
Contributors Hall, Wynton C., 1976- author.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781621572664 (hbk.)
1621572668 (hbk.)
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