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The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow

Krystyna Chiger, Daniel Paisner

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Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780312376574
Published:
08 Oct 2009
Publisher:
Griffin Publishing
Dimensions:
304 pages - 210 x 140 x 20mm
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 of this group, Krystyna Chiger, shares one of the most intimate, harrowing and ultimately triumphant tales of survival to emerge from the Holocaust. "The Girl in the Greeen Sweater" is Chiger's first-person account of the fourteen months she spent with her family in the fetid sewers of Lvov. It 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. A moving memoir of life under unimaginable circumstances, "The Girl in the Greeen Sweater" is ultimately a tale of intimate survival, friendship, and redemption.

KRYSTYNA CHIGER survived the Holocaust by hiding with her family in the sewers of Lvov, Poland for 14 months. A retired dentist, she lives in Long Island. DANIEL PAISNER has collaborated on many books, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center."

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