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"The First Lady of Underfashions", a local author's memoir about her parent's escape from war-torn Europe and founding the iconic Olga Company

Christina and Olga
courtesy of Christina Erteszek
Olga Erteszek, left, and her daughter Christina Erteszek.

Local author Christina Erteszek speaks with Tami Graham about her new memoir The First Lady of Underfashions, documenting the story of her parents' harrowing escape from war-torn Europe in the 1940's to then become the founders of the Olga Company, a lingerie maker.

It's a complex, layered, and nuanced story that bridges the violence of war, the innovation of thought, the singularity of religion, the quest for identity, and the intrigues and intricacies of family life.


Tami is the Executive Director of KSUT Public Radio. She is a fifth-generation Coloradoan and has lived in Southwest Colorado since 1984.
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