Rose Warfman, French Holocaust survivor, Died at 99


Rose Warfman (née Gluck) was born on October 4, 1916, in Zürich, Switzerland and died on September 17, 2016.

He was a French survivor of Auschwitz and heroine of the French Resistance.

Rose was the daughter of Paul (Pinhas) Gluck-Friedman (1886–1964) and Henia Shipper (1887–1968).

Rose father was a direct descendant of Hasidic Masters, going back to the Magid Dov Ber of Mezeritch (1704–1772), the disciple and successor of the Baal Shem Tov (1698–1760).

Warfman had two sisters, Antoinette Feuerwerker born in 1912 in Antwerpen, Belgium and Hendel (Hedwig) Naftalis, born in 1913 in Zürich, as was also her brother Salomon Gluck in 1914.

In World War II, Rose joined her sister, Antoinette Feuerwerker, and her husband, Rabbi David Feuerwerker, in Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Together they worked with Edmond Michelet, the future Senior Minister of Charles de Gaulle, in the major Movement of the French Resistance, Combat.

In Michelet’s Memoirs, Rose is mentioned as one of the active agents for Combat.

In the Résistance, Rose was called Marie Rose Girardin.

When the War was over, she returned to Paris.

Rose Warfman became the one and sole employee of the new Israeli Airlines, El Al, when it opened in Paris, with a director, Mr. Massis.

Warfman was married to Nachman Warfman a Doctor in Law (University of Grenoble) and a certified public accountant (CPA).

Rose had three children: Bernard, Salomon David, and Anne.

Warfman had relocated to Manchester, England, to be close to her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

Rose Warfman passed away at 99 years old.