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Pnina Grynszpan-Frymer
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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighter dies at 95
Pnina Grynszpan-Frymer survived the battle and managed to escape through the sewers to the forest, where she later joined the partisans; 'She was a wonderful mother, a courageous woman and very special,' her daughter says.
Pnina Grynszpan-Frymer, one of the last fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, died at the age of 95 on Thursday at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. She will be buried beside her husband in Holon.

 

 

"She was a wonderful mother, a courageous woman and very special," her daughter Neta said. "It was very important to her in recent years to work with children of other ghetto fighters to establish a special fund for Holocaust Studies at Haifa University. She wanted students from around the world to internalize and learn about the Holocaust and she has achieved her dream."

 

Pnina Grynszpan-Frymer (Photo: Courtesy of the family) (Photo: Courtesy of the family)
Pnina Grynszpan-Frymer (Photo: Courtesy of the family)

 

Grynszpan-Frymer was born in Nowy Dwór, Poland near Warsaw. With the outbreak of World War II, she and her family were moved to the ghetto and eventually found their way to the Jewish Combat Organization.

 

During the ghetto uprising, Pnina fought the Germans and escaped through the sewers into the Wyszków forest, where she joined the partisans.

 

Pnina with her grandson (Photo: Elad Gershgorn) (Photo: Elad Gershgorn)
Pnina with her grandson (Photo: Elad Gershgorn)

 

After her family perished, Grynszpan-Frymer, together with her husband Chaim who was also a resistance fighter, immigrated to Israel in 1945 and made Tel Aviv their home.

 

In 2011, Pnina was one of 25 fighters who received a medal of honor from then-Speaker of the Knesset and current President, Reuven Rivlin.

 

She is survived by one daughter, one son and four grandchildren.

 


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