Her Name is Paulina.
A stirring story from the past has emerged from archive oblivion, sending me on a nine-month research and performative investigation in Poland. I need your help.
Who is Paulina?
Ten pages of a testimony transcribed in Warsaw in 1945 are all that seem to exist of Paulina Hirsch, a Polish-Jewish woman traveling throughout Nazi-and Soviet-occupied Poland. The notetaker's introduction begins, “Sama,” or She is alone.