He’s been called “America’s greatest living tailor” and “themost interesting man in the world.” Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivorMartin Greenfield tells his whole, incredible life story.
Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen andtransported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family,Greenfield came face-to-face with “Angel of Death” Dr. Joseph Mengele and wasdivided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting,powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenageralone in the death camp—and how an impulsive decision to steal an SS soldier’sshirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew, andwhen he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothespossess great power and could even help save his life.
Measure of a Man is the story of a man who sufferedunimaginable horror and emerged with a dream of success. From sweeping floorsat a New York clothing factory to founding America’s premier handmade suitcompany, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now eighty-six years old andworking with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of Washington, DC andHollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and BarackObama and celebrities Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, andJimmy Fallon.
Written with soul-baring honesty and, at times, a wry senseof humor, Measure of a Man is a memoir unlike any other—one that willinspire hope and renew faith in the resilience of man.