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Holocaust Heroine's Descendants to Attend Film Viewing

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    A film at the Hartford Jewish Film Festival recounts how a Polish woman saved Jews during the Holocaust by hiding them in her home.

    Franciszka Halamajowa acted as a Nazi sympathizer during World War II but actually hid 16 of her Jewish neighbors in a small Polish Town. They stayed in the hayloft over her pigsty and in a hole under the kitchen floor.

    Tonight, Halamajowa’s grandchildren who all live in Connecticut, will attend the Hartford Jewish Film Festival at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford, for a screening of “No. 4 Street of Our Lady,” the film based on Franciszka’s remarkable story.

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    Two of her granddaughters, Grace Kucharzyk and Jolanta Staron play a role in the film.

    Judy Maltz, the granddaughter of a man whose life Halamajowa saved, is one of the film’s co-directors and will attend the screening. The film features excerpts from a diary, her grandfather, Moshe Maltz kept.

    The 14th annual film festival runs now through March 23. The screening of No. 4 Street of Our Lady will be held at 7 p.m.