The Girl in the Green Sweater

The Girl in the Green Sweater

A Life in Holocaust's Shadow

Book - 2008
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True story from the major motion picture "In Darkness," official 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, shares one of the most intimate, harrowing and ultimately triumphant tales of survival to emerge from the Holocaust. Originally published as The Girl in the Green Sweater, In Darkness is Chiger's harrowing first-person account of the fourteen months she spent with her family in the fetid, underground sewers of Lvov.

In Darkness is also the story of Leopold Socha, the group's unlikely savior. A Polish Catholic and former thief, Socha risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food, medicine, and supplies. A moving memoir of a desperate escape and life under unimaginable circumstances, In Darkness is ultimately a tale of intimate survival, friendship, and redemption.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2008
ISBN: 9781250018984
1250018986
Branch Call Number: 940.5318092 Chige 3564
Characteristics: 272 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel

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burgundy_fox_66
Oct 27, 2018

I enjoyed reading this book immensely. Krystyna Chiger provides many, many details of the group's underground struggle and writes in a way where you seem to be standing right there with her though her experiences. Her memory of her trials and tribulations throughout the Holocaust are surreal and give you a very realistic picture/insight on how the holocaust effected the Jewish people. If you are looking for a book to gain knowledge of World War II's Holocaust, or if you're just looking for a book that's a bit more real and presents raw, human emotion, I would, one hundred percent, recommend this book to you.

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KristinaLeeper
Jun 05, 2014

A must read. Moving and inspiring--especially because it's a true story.

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carol507
Jun 25, 2013

This was a well told document of life during WW11 in Poland - an excellent read.

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cbearjknm Jul 28, 2012

cbearjknm thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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