The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir
When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determind to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was.
From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - E.J - LibraryThing
This really should be a 3 star plus rating, but I really didn't love it. I think I heard too many good things about it before I read it, so I was a little disappointed. I liked the character, and ... Read full review
The Girl in the Red Coat: A MemoirUser Review - pharmtech - Borders
Very chilling recount of human predator behavior. This book is very accurate. The descriptions of the SS soliders, make one feel as if they are living again in the 1940's. Read full review