Women of Valor: Partisans and Resistance Fighters
Anna Heilman was born in 1928 in Warsaw. During the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising she was living with her parents on the Aryan side, going back and forth from the ghetto as a courier for HaShomer HaTzair, the Zionist organization active in resistance to the Nazis. Eventually, she was forced to choose between remaining permanently in the ghetto and participating in the uprising or remaining with her family on the Aryan side. She opted to remain with her family. In May 1942 she was arrested with her family and taken to Majdanek. From there, she was transferred to Auschwitz.