Helene Schlanger Rothschild honors her sister Gitel, who was born around 1911 in
Czechoslovakia. Not long before World War II broke out, Gitel had a picture taken
of herself along with her four daughters. Helene still has the picture, but her sister
and four girls were all killed at Auschwitz. Helene remembers her sister as “very
lively,” a normal girl who liked to dance. Gitel would wait on customers and help
her mother out during the summers at the family’s resort.