Trudie's collection of eleven dolls, each costumed in the stigmatized attire mandated by centuries of oppressors, is called "Badges of Shame" and is on permanent display at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

Over the years, Trudie re-created a large collection of dolls wearing the costumes of her Jewish ancestors. Each costume is intricately stitched, beaded and detailed. Years of research informed the historical accuracy of this work. 

Trudie's Dolls

Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel by Jody Savin (published by Prospect Park Books)

Photo Credits:  Trudie Strobel portrait  + Trudie's art photographed by Ann Elliott Cutting (

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© 2018 by Cameron Slater, Ann Cutting & Jody Savin