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Giza Alterwajn de Goldfarb

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February 20, 2023
By PLU Uruguay Project Team

Giza Alterwajn de Goldfarb, 79, discusses her experiences of sharing her story of surviving the Holocaust and her obligation to testify. Giza was born in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940. She was smuggled out of the Ghetto as a toddler in a suitcase and was then hidden by a Polish family. She migrated to Uruguay when she was seven.

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Giza. The Girl in The Suitcase directed by David Serrano Blanquer (2014)
Giza - La nina de la maleta - front of book
Giza - La nina de la maleta - back of book
Translation on the book jacket

Giza’s reencounter with her Polish sister

We believe this book to be a contribution to the active memory of the Shoah, of the imperious and sustained struggle for survival, as well as a possible attempt to grieve the loss of loved ones, which does not stop with just one generation, as stated by Judith Kestemberg, for many generations are needed to process this grief. It is, in the end, an “emotional story” that needs to be re-constructed by all…

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