About the Author
Roma Ligocka 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 has lived in various European cities and is now settled in Munich.