FIT Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Judith Leiber

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Gerson and Judith Leiber spoke at FIT's 9th annual Holocaust Commemoration this week.

New York–Renowned handbag designer and Holocaust survivor Judith Leiber and her husband, Gerson Leiber, received this week the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Speaking to more than 150 people who attended FIT’s ninth annual Holocaust Commemoration, the Leibers told how they met on the war-torn streets of Budapest, survived under the Nazi and Russian occupations, and started their careers.

FIT President Dr. Joyce F. Brown presented the awards with Jeffrey Sussman, author of their biography, No Mere Bagatelles, who moderated the Q&A session following the talk.