The little girl with the red coat

History of Sorts


We have all seen Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s list.One of the most powerful portrayals of the Holocaust.

A few years ago I decided to show the movie to my kids.Even though they were still young, I found it important for them to know what evil men were capable of , but that there are also heroes who defy evil even if this means risking their own life.

Although I have seen the movie many times, I hadn’t realized that the iconic image of  the girl in the red coat had actually been a portrayal of a real girl and not just a visual image for impact reasons.

The story of the girl had been told during the Adolf Eichmann trial.


At the trial, Dr. Martin Foldi, related how he and his family arrived at Auschwitz in the winter of 1944. As the bewildered Jews stumbled out of the cattle cars, they…

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