(I moved your quote to this thread)I gather that Dorothy Gibson was unfortunately a fascist sympathiser?
It would be good if her ET biography had more details. It does sound a bit too convenient, this conversion of hers.(I moved your quote to this thread)
Could be. She lived in Italy just before and during earlier part of WW2 and was considered a supporter of Mussolini. Although labelled as a "Nazi sympathizer" in some circles, I am not sure if she was that far gone. Dorothy Gibson certainly seems to have changed her colours after the fall of Mussolini and later even took part in ant-Fascist demonstrations. Whether this was genuine change of heart or jus for "convenience", it is anybody's guess.
I have tried - with great difficulty I might add - to do some research into Rosa Pinsky's fate in occupied Poland before and during WW2. As I have said elsewhere, I have a local source but he is rather slow with his responses. But from what I can gather from available info thus far, Rosa Pinsky and her family, though Jewish and trapped in Poland, did not suffer all that much from the Germans per se. It was the local Ukranians who were rabidly anti-semitic and Rosa and most of her family are believed to have been victims of the horrific Volyn massacre of 1943. A daughter, Leah, is believed to have survived and later moved to and settled in America. So far, my attempts to track her descendants have not been successful.It is rather depressing that Dorothy Gibson may well have supported and assisted the very regime that condemned fellow survivor Rosa Pinsky to death during the Shoah.