A Survivor's Tale: Guta Blass Weintraub (1925-2008)
Guta Blass Weintraub exemplifies the heroism of the millions, the victims of Nazi atrocities during World War II. From 1939 - 1944, after years of horrible human degradation and suffering, Guta, her remaining family, and other victims were marched to a ditch in the Majowka work camp in Poland. The German officer there shouted, "You have one minute to say your prayers. You'll be shot." Guta, a 20-year-old woman at the time, jumped on the officer. When other German soldiers pulled them apart, one of them shot Guta in the head. She was wounded, but lived. The incident aborted the mass execution that day. Guta died in August 2008, at the age of 83.