Danse Macabre: Memoir of a Polish Girl at the Time of the Russian Revolution (1914-1924)
By Irene Rochas
Published: August 12, 2011.
Irene Rochas was born Aniela Tarnowicz in Warsaw in 1908, the youngest child in a large upper middle-class Polish family. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Irene and her family were stranded in Moscow, and with the further outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution, they were able to return to their homeland only after a delay of four years. Irene recalls these years with searing imagery.