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Stefania Podgorska Burzminski June 2, 1921 – September 29, 2018   Stefania Burzminski, known to many as “Stefi” and to others as “Fusia” (say foosha), died of natural causes on September 29, 2018. She was 97. Born Stefania Podgorska in Lipa, Poland on June...

Stefania Burzminski On Being A Rescuer

Stefania Burzminski On Being A Rescuer

From the USC Shoah Foundation Stefania Podgorska Burzminski appears at the end of the testimony of her husband, Josef Burzminski (right), to share thoughts on why she risked her life to save him and many others during the Holocaust. Stefania grew up Catholic in...

Media Archives – Television, Interviews, Honors and Tributes

Television

Hidden In Silence

Hidden in Silence is a made for television movie about Fusia and Max’s (Joe’s) experience.  Produced by Denise Alexander and directed by Richard Colla.  Kellie Martin plays Fusia, Tom Radcliffe plays Max. Because of copyrights, the video is available on...

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In the Name of Love

Ms. Susan Petit, at the time the publisher of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, a legal publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and one of Ed Burzminski’s business clients, was so taken by Stefi’s story that she contacted a friend of hers at...

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Interviews

Interview – WBZ-TV4 Boston

Living in Boston in 1993, Stefi and Joe were interviewed by local television station WBZ-TV4 prior to their coverage of the opening ceremony of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, where Stefi and Joe...

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Documentaries, Honors & Tributes

The Other Side of Faith

“The Other Side of Faith” is a documentary produced by Mr. Sy Rotter about Fusia and Max’s experience during the War.  Mr. Rotter pulled together a team and traveled with Stefi and Joe to Przemysl to film the documentary.  This was the first time...

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Women’s Day USA

In 1995, Stefi was recognized in Los Angeles by Women’s Day USA and its founder Beata Pozniak, a Polish born screen and television actress.  In attendance were Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel, the Consul General of Finland, among others.  Beata presented...

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Yad Vashem

In 1979, Fusia was honored with a “Medal of the Just” by Yad Vashem after several of the Rescued petitioned the organization in Israel to recognize Stefi and her sister Helena for their selflessness, courage and bravery.  This event gained international...

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Polish Primary School Skit

Stefi’s son Ed traveled to Przemysl Poland in Spring 2018 where he and his family were welcomed to Primary School #1 (Skola Podstawowa nr 1).  Stefi’s and her sister Helena’s story is taught in history class at this school by their teacher, Monika...

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