The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir Roma Ligocka

The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir

Author: Roma Ligocka
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Book Title
The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir
Author
Roma Ligocka
ISBN
9780385337403
As a child in German-occupied Poland, Roma Ligocka was known for the bright strawberry-red coat she wore against a tide of gathering darkness. Fifty years later, Roma, an artist living in Germany, attended a screening of Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, and instantly knew that "the girl in the red coat"--the only splash of color in the film--was her. Thus began a harrowing journey into the past, as Roma Ligocka sought to reclaim her life and put together the pieces of a shattered childhood. The result is this remarkable memoir, a fifty-year chronicle of survival and its aftermath. With brutal honesty, Ligocka recollects a childhood at the heart of evil: the flashing black boots, the sudden executions, her mother weeping, her father vanished...then her own harrowing escape and the strange twists of fate that allowed her to live on into the haunted years after the war. Powerful, lyrical, and unique among Holocaust memoirs, The Girl in the Red Coat eloquently explores the power of evil to twist our lives long after we have survived it. It is a story for anyone who has ever known the darkness of an unbearable past--and searched for the courage to move forward into the light.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Roma Ligocka, Iris Von FinckensteinPublisher: DeltaPublished: 11/04/2003ISBN: 9780385337403Pages: 304Weight: 0.68lbsSize: 8.22h x 5.52w x 0.59d
As a child in German-occupied Poland, Roma Ligocka was known for the bright strawberry-red coat she wore against a tide of gathering darkness. Fifty years later, Roma, an artist living in Germany, attended a screening of Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, and instantly knew that "the girl in the red coat"--the only splash of color in the film--was her. Thus began a harrowing journey into the past, as Roma Ligocka sought to reclaim her life and put together the pieces of a shattered childhood.

The result is this remarkable memoir, a fifty-year chronicle of survival and its aftermath. With brutal honesty, Ligocka recollects a childhood at the heart of evil: the flashing black boots, the sudden executions, her mother weeping, her father vanished...then her own harrowing escape and the strange twists of fate that allowed her to live on into the haunted years after the war. Powerful, lyrical, and unique among Holocaust memoirs, The Girl in the Red Coat eloquently explores the power of evil to twist our lives long after we have survived it. It is a story for anyone who has ever known the darkness of an unbearable past--and searched for the courage to move forward into the light.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Roma Ligocka, Iris Von Finckenstein
Publisher: Delta
Published: 11/04/2003
ISBN: 9780385337403
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 8.22h x 5.52w x 0.59d
As a child in German-occupied Poland, Roma Ligocka was known for the bright strawberry-red coat she wore against a tide of gathering darkness. Fifty years later, Roma, an artist living in Germany, attended a screening of Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, and instantly knew that "the girl in the red coat"--the only splash of color in the film--was her. Thus began a harrowing journey into the past, as Roma Ligocka sought to reclaim her life and put together the pieces of a shattered childhood.

The result is this remarkable memoir, a fifty-year chronicle of survival and its aftermath. With brutal honesty, Ligocka recollects a childhood at the heart of evil: the flashing black boots, the sudden executions, her mother weeping, her father vanished...then her own harrowing escape and the strange twists of fate that allowed her to live on into the haunted years after the war. Powerful, lyrical, and unique among Holocaust memoirs, The Girl in the Red Coat eloquently explores the power of evil to twist our lives long after we have survived it. It is a story for anyone who has ever known the darkness of an unbearable past--and searched for the courage to move forward into the light.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Roma Ligocka, Iris Von Finckenstein
Publisher: Delta
Published: 11/04/2003
ISBN: 9780385337403
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 8.22h x 5.52w x 0.59d