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. The Girl in the Green Sweater is Chiger's harrowing first-person account of the fourteen months she spent with her family in the fetid, underground sewers of Lvov.
The Girl in the Green Sweater 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, The Girl in the Green Sweater is ultimately a tale of intimate survival, friendship, and redemption.
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even his expert carpentry skills came in handy to construct secret spaces in which his daughter and son could hide during “liquidation actions.” When Nazis invaded Lvov’s Jewish ghetto for a final “action” in May 1943, the Chiger family and five other Jews descended into the city’s filthy sewers ...| Read Full Review of The Girl in the Green Sweater...
IN THUS PUISSANT MEMOIR, HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CHIGER AND CO-AUTHOR PAISNER DETAIL CHIGER'S EARLY YEARS, LARGELY SPENT HIDING FROM NAZI AND UKRAINIAN PERSECUTION. TOLD FROM A PRECOCIOUS CHILD'S POINT OFSep 29 2008 | Read Full Review of The Girl in the Green Sweater...
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