September 22, 2008

True heroine


Sir – Etgar Lefkovits’s ”94-year-old Holocaust survivor reconnects with family that saved her life” (September 19) moved me to tears.

Stanislawa Slawinska was a heroine. She stood up against evil. Esfira Maiman should be praised for consistently seeking just recognition of her savior. And the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation played a remarkable role in this saga, not only by managing to reunite Maiman with Stanislawa’s relatives, but also by conveying the whole file to Yad Vashem, resulting in its well-merited recognition of Stanislawa as a Righteous Among the Nations.

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