Martin Greenfield is considered one of of the best—if not the best—men's suits tailors in the United States. And what's even more impressive? He began learning his craft as a way to save his life. Greenfield is Jewish, and he was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. When asked if he had any special skills, he said that he could learn to sew if taught a few stitches. Greenfield learned his sewing skills in the camp, and as a 14-year-old boy, quickly became an asset to those in charge. In 1945 when Greenfield was 17 years old, Auschwitz was liberated. At the time, the Eisenhower was President of the U.S. Soon after the liberation, President Eisenhower became the first of many presidents Greenfield dressed.
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Written by Curiosity Staff October 21, 2016
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