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Roma Ligocka

Roma Ligocka was one of the "hidden children." Born in 1938 in the ghetto of Krakow, she escaped with her mother when the Germans deported everyone in 1943. The cousin of Roman Polanski, she joined his adventures in post-war Poland and then married a theatre director. During her life she has been an artist, costume designer, human rights fundraiser, and mother. She has lived in various European cities and is now settled in Munich.

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The Girl in the Red Coat
Written by Roma Ligocka and Iris Von Finckenstein, Translated by Margot Bettauer Dembo
Delta | Trade Paperback | November 2003
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33740-3 (0-385-33740-X)

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... Read more





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