The Girl in the Green Sweater - Krystyna Chiger & Daniel Paisner

The Girl in the Green Sweater

By Krystyna Chiger & Daniel Paisner

  • Release Date: 2008-09-30
  • Genre: Religious
The Girl in the Green Sweater book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 460 Ratings)

The Girl in the Green Sweater Krystyna Chiger & Daniel Paisner Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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. 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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User reviews about this book

  • Excellent

    5
    By Cingerm
    This was excellent. So sad yet always they had hope.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Mel525
    This is one of the greatest books I have read! It is a must read for all!
  • Sad

    4
    By The girl in the green sweater
    This book is outstanding in detail.it literally feels like you are there with the family.unfortunately i couldn't finish the book because it was so sad and horrible to think this happened.but if you have tons of tissues and ready to become very emotional its a must read.
  • Stand out book .

    5
    By gymbrat81
    You must read it to believe it . This is such an amazing heart wrenching story that is one of a kind. Read it , you will never look at life the same .
  • Highly recommend

    5
    By ldragon
    A well written account of a family's struggle during the Holocaust. This book is an important memoir given that not many survived the evacuations of ghettoes, let alone survive for months in the sewer systems.
  • The Girl in the Green Sweater

    5
    By MelieRN
    Unless you lived it I don't believe any person alive could possibly understand the horrors of living in a sewer. Their lives were totally dependent on Socha. They survived because of their will to live and the help they received from Socha. The filth, terror, smell, hunger, cold, wet, worms and only heaven know what else lurked in the hell where they clung to life. Where were the other Sochas ? He risked the life of his entire family to help these people. Why? money? I hardly think so. This man gave the gift of life to so many only to lose his in such a tragic manner. Life is not fair. We have to do the best we can and try to have our lives count for something. I loved in the book how there were moments of laughter and happiness. This is not a bedtime story for the little ones but, it is a story which needs to be told over and over so it is never forgotten. I know I will never forget it.
  • The Girl in the Green Sweater

    5
    By Real1.
    Very good read. I would suggest this book to anyone. The way it is told makes you believe you are there with them.
  • The Girl in the Green Sweater

    1
    By LarkSpringer
    I could not put this book down after reading the first page...This is an unbelievable story of survival....Anyone who says they don't believe the extermination of the Jews ever happened should be ashamed of themselves ...God bless the courage of those who have lived through these terrible times but have shared their stories of triumph for us....
  • In the eyes of a child

    5
    By Patador
    I'm not an avid reader of books but this one I couldn't stop reading until I got to the last page in a day and wished there were more. Fascinating vivid description from the author on what took place. No accident that Krysha and others were preserved to bear a testimony that humanity will always rise up around the evils of the world. Writing was excellent as if experiencing the atrocities of the war in the eyes and heart of an innocent child. Brilliant and thanks for making me work harder to be a better person through you sharing your experience.
  • The green sweater

    5
    By Alchemy_6
    Excellent book. I still struggle with people who believe this atrocity never happened. It makes me want to put them in similar conditions the Jewisjh people endured. Then I remember they survived to make the world a better place and not to repeat the horrors of the day. Then I practice forgiveness as hard as it is to do. Yet I still practice the thought. Great book

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