From standing before the eyes of the nefarious Dr. Joseph Mengele to standing in a damaged synagogue wearing a white silk wedding gown. Only wonder leads to knowing. Take a moment to read this:
Lilly Friedman doesn’t remember the last name of the woman who designed and sewed the wedding gown she wore when she walked down the aisle over 60 years ago. But the grandmother of seven does recall that when she first told her fiancé Ludwig that she had always dreamed of being married in a white gown, he realized he had his work cut out for him..For the tall, lanky 21-year-old who had survived hunger, disease and torture this was a different kind of challenge. How was he ever going to find such a dress in the Bergen Belsen Displaced Person’s camp where they felt grateful for the clothes on their backs?
How Lilly got her dress makes for a fascinating read.
Thanks to reader Dick T, for the story.