From fragments of memories as a hidden child in a Catholic orphanage in Sitnik, Poland, Gitta Rosenzweig weaves a tale of uncertainty that takes us across the globe on a journey of discovery.
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If it had not been for the bravery of Ida Rozenszajn, who returned to Biala Podlaska after the war in 1945, Gitta might never have known her Jewish identity. Silenced by the nuns from the age of four to seven, to save her from the Nazis, Gitta lived in constant fear. Her mother was last seen in the Miedzyrzec ghetto before being transported to Treblinka, her final destination. Her father and brother were also murdered. From Poland to Paris, New York to California, we witness the debilitating effects of these traumatic years on both the child and the woman. In a search for pieces of a past she never knew, Gitta’s travels take her to Australia, Poland, New York, and Israel. A story of courage and perseverance, GITTA: Hidden Child of the Holocaust reclaims and assembles pieces of a missing past that honors and gives voice to the Rosenzweig family and offers hope for future generations.