The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat

Roma Ligocka


As a baby in German-occupied Poland, Roma Ligocka was once identified for the brilliant strawberry-red coat she wore opposed to a tide of accumulating darkness. Fifty years later, Roma, an artist residing in Germany, attended a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s record, and immediately knew that “the woman within the pink coat”—the in simple terms splash of colour within the film—was her. therefore all started a harrowing trip into the earlier, as Roma Ligocka sought to reclaim her lifestyles and prepare the items of a shattered early life.

The result's this extraordinary memoir, a fifty-year chronicle of survival and its aftermath. With brutal honesty, Ligocka remembers a youth on the center of evil: the flashing black boots, the surprising executions, her mom weeping, her father vanished…then her personal harrowing get away and the unusual twists of destiny that allowed her to survive into the haunted years after the warfare. robust, lyrical, and special between Holocaust memoirs, The woman within the purple Coat eloquently explores the facility of evil to curl our lives lengthy when we have survived it. it's a tale for somebody who has ever identified the darkness of an insufferable past—and hunted for the braveness to maneuver ahead into the sunshine.

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