Karà éditions launched the book and presentation of the exhibition at the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg on November 15, 2007. In addition to intensive research, including interviews with family members of the ten magnificent women described in her book, Ms. Rausch collected personal comments from famous Luxembourg personalities.
Their contributions provide a broader dimension to the reading, and anchor the women in present history. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Luxembourg Red Cross. Katja Rausch teamed up with Iva Mrazkova, painter, for the book’s illustration.
Based upon photographs, Ms. Mrazkova used several techniques, combining aquarelles, collages, and fabrics. In fact, the painting of “Anne Beffort” uniquely incorporates pieces of fabric from the kitchen curtains graciously offered by her nieces.