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  Tosia Altman
She escaped a capture attempt on January 18, 1943 and moved to the ZOB bunker at 18 Mila Street, she was one of the few to survive the battle on May 8 that saw the bunker abandoned and Mordechai Anielewicz killed.
Despite suffering wounds to the leg and head, Tosia was able to join a group of approximately seventy-five resistance fighters who left the ghetto on May 10 in a daring sewer escape.
Tosia was captured again on May 24 when the celluloid factory she was sheltering in accidentally caught fire and she suffered severe burns.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/tosia_altman   (248 words)

 Tova (Tosia) Altman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Tosia Altman was born in 1918, in Lipno near Wloclawek.
Tosia was among the fighters who left the ghetto on May 10, 1943 via the sewers to the Lomianki Forest, and found shelter on the "Aryan" side of Warsaw in the celluloid factory at 10 Listopadowa 11 Street.
Tosia was severely burned, then caught by the Gestapo and died in terrible suffering without receiving medical treatment.
english.gfh.org.il /tova_(tosia)_altman.htm   (871 words)

 Augusta Georgia: Features:Ghetto warfare mini-series 11/05/01
Altman, a Jew, sneaked from the Warsaw Ghetto, the Jewish section of the Polish capital, into the Aryan section to get bread for her sick father.
When her father died and the Nazis took Altman's mother and sister away to a concentration camp, she joined the resistance movement.
Altman regularly crossed into the Aryan section and smuggled weapons and explosives back into the Warsaw Ghetto.
www.augustachronicle.com /stories/110501/fea_124-1514.shtml   (783 words)

 www.LeeleeSobieski.com - Filmography > Uprising (2001) (TV)
After studying at the Lon don Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the late 1950s, he knocked around Europe playing small roles (usually creepy types) in horror films and thrillers; he got a career boost as one of the second- tier Army misfits in the U.S./U.K. coproduction The Dirty Dozen (1967).
It was in a radically different war movie that he stunned American audiences: Robert Altman's groundbreaking MASH (1970), in which he originated the role of iconoclastic surgeon Hawkeye Pierce.
Immediately catapulted to stardom, the actor mixed mainstream successes with risky, sometimes politically volatile ventures; he costarred with Jane Fonda not only in the popular thriller Klute (1971), but also in the incendiary anti-Vietnam war film F.T.A (1972, which he also coproduced, cowrote, and codirected).
www.leeleesobieski.com /info/movies/upr.html   (1028 words)

 Jewish History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Were used by the remaining fighters to flee to the forests, especially from the bunker at Mila 18.
Among them was Tosia (Tova) Altman, who was one of the leaders of the HaShomer HaTzair youth movement which played a vital role in the revolt.
Tosia, who had worked as a courier, succeeded in getting to the Aryan side when on May 24, 1943, she was badly burned in an accidental fire.
www.davidsconsultants.com /jewishhistory/history.php?id=6168   (165 words)

 DVD Reviews - Drama - Uprising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While this is going on we meet a few of the main characters and get to know a bit about who they are by the way they react to the barbarisms of their captors.
A few of the most notable being Leelee Sobieski who plays Tosia Altman and is much fun to look at, Hank Azaria and David Schwimmer who play the parts of Mordecai Anielewicz and Yitzhak {Antek} Zuckerman, respectively, the two leaders of the resistance that were the most influential.
Jon Voight does a nifty job of playing the slug-like nazi leader that's in charge of the "cleansing" and Donald Sutherland plays the somewhat useless head of the Jewish prisoners.
www.rtaylor-design.com /video-review/theuprising.html   (529 words)

 Floridian: In a desperate place, courage and defiance
She plays Tosia Altman, a woman who joins the Jewish resistance in Poland's Warsaw Ghetto after her family is deported to a Nazi death camp in 1942.
Are we supposed to zero in on Azaria's Anielewicz and his romance with fellow freedom fighter Mira (Pitch Black's Rahda Mitchell)?
Or the attraction of Sobieski's Altman to another JFO member?
www.sptimes.com /News/110301/Floridian/In_a_desperate_place_.shtml   (1286 words)

 The Leelee Sobieski Messageboard -> Leelee,great talented actress
I was greatly moved by Leelee as Tosia Altman.
The thing that made it intense for me was having no idea what was going to happen and fearing the worst - abuse, torture, death.
(I did not know anything about Tosia Altman or what happened to her when I watched the film.) I thought the (near-)nudity worked very well and underscored the cruelty of the guard and the vulnerability of the girl.
forums.leeleesobieski.com /index.php?showtopic=974   (1557 words)

 Movie Database - [TV Guide Online]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Twenty-three-year-old teacher-turned-guerrilla Mordechai Anielewicz (Hank Azaria) rallies like-minded men and women to the cause even before the mass deportations to Treblinka begin in 1942, and keeps the spirit of resistance alive to the bitter end.
Among the fighters are Anielewicz's girlfriend, Mira (Radha Mitchell); fellow teacher Yitzhak Zuckerman (David Schwimmer, of TV's Friends); Tosia Altman (Leelee Sobieski), made fearless by the loss of her family; reluctant hero Simha "Kazik" Rotem (Stephen Moyer); one-time ghetto policeman Calel Wasser (Andy Nyman); and doctor Marek Edelman (John Ales).
The real-life Edelman served as an advisor, and the film was shot in Bratislava, Slovakia.
online.tvguide.com /movies/database/showmovie.asp?MI=43360   (271 words)

 Political Film Society - Uprising
According to the film’s tagline, "They did the one thing the Nazis never expected.
They fought back." Mordechai Anielewicz (played by Hank Azaria) assumes a charismatic role in mobilizing resistance, and among those who assist are Tosia Altman (played by Leelee Sobieski) and Yitzhak Zuckerman (played by David Schwimmer).
By collecting weapons and making Molotov cocktails, the Jewish Resistance manages to sabotage factories and ammunition dumps, while killing a significant number of German troops.
www.geocities.com /polfilms/uprising.html   (417 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com Television Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While it's the only miniseries airing during a November sweeps period that is notably light on big productions and stunt scheduling, "Uprising" will nevertheless face some tough competition Sunday; it runs opposite the Emmy awards on CBS and possibly, on the East Coast, Game 7 of the World Series on Fox.
Top billing is given to fast-rising 19-year-old Leelee Sobieski, heralded for performances in several recent TV and theatrical films, including last season's "Joan of Arc" and the current "My First Mister," but she plays a supporting fictional character, Tosia Altman.
Writers Paul Brickman and Jon Avnet (who also directed) based their script on several historical sources, including "A Surplus of Memory," a book by Yitzak Zuckerman, the rebellion leader played by Schwimmer.
crossword.uniontrib.com /tvradio/uprising.html   (654 words)

 FindTutorials.com Shop :: Uprising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The point of "Uprising" is not only that for the first time somebody stood up against German occupation, but that some of the fighters did indeed survive.
Mordechai Anielewicz (Hank Azaria), Yitzhak Zuckerman (David Schwimmer), Tosia Altman (Leelee Sobieski), and many others depicted in "Uprising" are historic figures.
Azaria and Schwimmer obviously stand out, not because of the roles they play in the narrative but also because the actors are going to great pains to remind fans they are not just comic actors.
www.findtutorials.com /shop/index.php?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=B00005QAQI   (2001 words)

 dOc DVD Review: Uprising (2001)
First is Mordecai Anielewicz (Azaria), the founder of the Jewish Fighting Organization, is a schoolteacher who hopes to flee to Palestine and live a free life.
He is joined by Yitzhak Zuckerman (Schwimmer) and Tosia Altman (Sobieski), each of whom have different reasons for wanting out of the ghetto; he, to continue to teach and she, to live where she can tend to her ailing father.
Then there is Adam Czerniakow (Sutherland), the leader of the Jewish Counsel that oversees the ghetto as appointed by the Nazis, who refuses to support the resistance, which ultimately leads to the taking of his own life.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showreview.php3?ID=2859   (1710 words)

 'Uprising' falls short, but the story is important - 11/03/01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
These people know they're going to die, they know they have nothing to lose, they want to go out fighting.
   Sobieski plays Tosia Altman, a Jew who can pass as Aryan, who sneaks outside the ghetto walls and brings back weapons.
It's the most subtle role in the film, unfortunately, as she watches her family taken off to die and turns into something of a ghost herself.
www.detnews.com /2001/entertainment/0111/05/d01-334175.htm   (444 words)

 The Creation of the Jewish Fighting Organization in the Warsaw Ghetto
The members of the Command were: Bresler, Cukierman, Zivia Lubetkin, Mordecai Tenenbaum and Josef Kaplan.
A delegation was sent to the Aryan side [i.e., outside the ghetto], to the Poles: Tosia Altman, Plotnicka, Leah Perlstein and Arie-Jurek Wilner, in order to make contact with the Polish Underground and to obtain weapons for the ghetto.
The fighting organization had been set up, but all the weapons there were in the ghetto at that time consisted of just one pistol...!
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/zob.html   (304 words)

 Persuasion drew actor into 'Uprising': 11/4/01
Hank Azaria plays Mordechai Anielewicz, one of the leaders of that Jewish Fighting Organization.
Leelee Sobieski is Tosia Altman, another JFO member.
Jon Voight is Gen. Stroop, sent to quell the uprising.
www.s-t.com /daily/11-01/11-04-01/e05ae138.htm   (835 words)

 Israel Forum - Leon Uris
I was first introduced to Leon Uris through the book Mila 18.
It's a story of survival, courage and hope; based on the events of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the fictional characters are based on actual personas: Mordecai Anielowicz, Tosia Altman, Yitzhak Zuckerman, and the many other prominent and not so prominent members of the Jewish underground.
Although many parts of the book are fictitious, the overall story is based on historical fact.
www.israelforum.com /board/showthread.php?t=7636&page=1   (1243 words)

 FictionPress.Com Story : Uprising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A theme of the movie is “How can a moral person sustain a moral code in an immoral world?”
The characters: Mordechai Anielewicz, Yitzhak Zuckerman, Major-General Jurgen Stroop, Heinrich Himmler, Adam Czerniakov, Tosia Altman, Simha “Kazik” Rotem, Zivia Lubetkin, Mira Fuchrer, Marek Edelmen and others all really existed.
Some were members of the Jewish Fighting Organization (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa; ZOB), which also really existed.
www.fictionpress.com /read.php?storyid=1612099   (703 words)

 Holocaust Education - Acknowledgements
Tova (Tosia) Altman - Member in Jewish Underground in Warsaw Ghetto.
Frumka Plotnicka - Dror youth movement and the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB) in the Warsaw.
Silent Voices Speak - non profit organization featuring Holocaust related art exhibitions and lectures.
www3.sympatico.ca /mighty1/other.htm   (566 words)

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