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Watch for Gisi, which had its Israeli premiere in February 2014 and should open in the United States later this year. Like the film about Haviva Reick, this film about Gisi Fleischmann honors the memory of a woman who was a heroine of the Holocaust in Slovakia. Directed by Natasha Dudinski, this Israel/Czech Republic/Slovakia/USA production tells Gisi's story through a dialogue between film and theatre, past and present, facts and imagination. One of the few women on a communal council during the Holocaust, Gisi also participated in underground activities. She was determined to raise enough money to save not only the Jews of Slovakia, but also those of all of Nazi-occupied Europe. She did help to save thousands of lives, but ultimately could not save her own. For more information, see this Times of Israel review.

Sona Bachner with granddaughter

Sona Bachner, Gisi's niece, with her granddaughter, Sue Peleg, near the house where Gisi lived.

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