Born to Jewish parents in Poland, Gisha Galina Bursztyn moved to the city of Warsaw after she married. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Warsaw fell four weeks later, and a ghetto was set up in November 1940. During a massive roundup in the ghetto that began on July 22, 1942, Gisha attempted to remain hidden but was caught. She was deported to the Treblinka killing center, where she was gassed.
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