Roma Ligocka

World-known Polish writer of Jewish descent.

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 is famously known, for her book “Girl in the red coat” and other books that became a bestseller both in Poland and in Europe.

Happiness for me is the lack of fear.

She has lived in various European cities and is now settled in her home town in Kraków.