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Dorota Franaszkowa née Girtler

The "Save the Memory" project is a series of video interviews with witnesses of history from 1939- 1956. It was created to preserve the memories and experiences of the heroes and heroines from this period.

At the beginning of the film. the logos of the Polish History Museum are illustrated, featuring a yellow crown, gray wings, and the letter "P" in red with the Polish flag in the center. Also detailed is the phrase ”Patriotism of Tomorrow” with the letter "P" in black. Underneath these icons, there is a white inscription "Project co-financed by the Museum of Polish History in Warsaw as part of the Patriotism of Tomorrow program."

The main character of the film is Dorota Franaszkowa, maiden name Girtler. She was born in 1925 and died in 2021. She was a Home Army liaison officer, alias "Stasia", from 1944 in the Independent Partisan Battalion "Skała". After the war, she worked as a Polish language teacher.

The woman, 89 years old, is framed to her shoulders, with her hair pulled back, pinned up, gray hair, and a gentle gaze. Her lips are large and she is wearing square glasses. In the first shot, she is wearing a white shirt with blue horizontal stripes. In the following one, she is wearing a celadon shirt and large wooden beads. Initially, she sits in front of the camera, against a background of furniture. Then the frame focuses on the woman's left profile, the background is a light-colored fabric with printed stems with leaves in various shades of green.

Throughout the film, a woman reveals material from her private archive, photos of her family, badge award cards and a graduation diploma.

At the end of the film appears a blackboard with the blue logo of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow and the white logo of Oskar Schindler's Emalia Factory Lipowa 4. At the bottom is the website address www.ocalicpamiec.mhk.pl and the year of production - 2013.

Dorota Franaszkowa née Girtler

Ojciec Doroty – Michał Girtler z kolegą, lata 40. XX w., wł. prywatna
Wanda z Sikorskich Girtler, matka Doroty, lata 30. XX w., wł. prywatna
Rodzina Girtlerów lata 40. XX w., wł. prywatna
Dorota Girtler z Klementyną Zienkiewicz, 1944 r., wł. prywatna
Wanda Girtler, siostra Doroty, 1944 r., wł. prywatna
Dorota Girtler, 1945 r., wł. prywatna
Legitymacja nadania Dorocie Franaszkowej z d. Girtler Srebrnego Krzyża Zasługi z Mieczami, Londyn, 1948 r., wł. prywatna
Legitymacja nadania Medalu Wojska, Londyn 1948 r., wł. prywatna
Dyplom ukończenia studiów, Kraków 1950 r., wł. prywatna
Legitymacja Armii Krajowej, Londyn 1968 r., wł. prywatna
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