World War II History Preserved in Quilts

Sue Reich of Washington Depot, CT is an avid quilter, author and quilt historian. Ms. Reich has collected several quilts dating from the WWII era. Among them are victory quilts, fundraiser quilts and memory quilts. There is one quilt constructed of military patches. The quilt pictured below was bought in a Polish area of Pittsburgh. In English, it reads, “Thank you Russian Army for the liberation of Auschwitz 1945.” Ms. Reich suspects that this quilt was actually used as a banner. Read more on this subject.

World War II quilt

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