GISELA DOLLINGER
1902 - 2014
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DOLLINGER--Gisela (Kohn) Born August 30, 1902 in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria, Her family business was destroyed on Kristallnacht and her beloved husband, Bernard, was arrested. Able to free him from prison, they emigrated to China, living in Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto, where she worked with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), assisting many refugees from Europe in finding housing, food and clothing. Since 1950, they lived in the E. Village. The matriarch to scores of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was also a trusted friend to so many people. She lived her life with dignity and with honor. She died peacefully, at 111 years of age, on March 10, after telling family that she had "lived a long, happy life". Her life is an example to all of us.


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Published in New York Times on Mar. 11, 2014.
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March 13, 2014
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have known Mrs. Dollinger. She was a lovely, dignified and gracious woman and an inspiration to our family. Dear Mrs. Dollinger, we will miss seeing you on your walks around the garden.
The Laing/Schopflochers, Apt. 2A
March 12, 2014
Aunt Gisa was an elegant, witty, energetic, graceful lady; truly an inspiration to those she encountered.
We will miss your bright light!
Tahasha-Dick Impastato
March 11, 2014
Dear Mrs- Dollinger- Thank you so much for your sweet presence in our building- my daughters got the the privilege of knowing you. May you rest in peace - we will miss you :)hugs from the Hayashi family in 2A
March 11, 2014
What a special lady. We will always her remember her inspiration, intelligence, kindness ang good humor.
Nanette & Isa Shaw/Goldberg
March 11, 2014
The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem mourns the loss of Mrs. Dolinger a"h. We will always remember her generosity and outstretched hand of kindness shown to the people of Jerusalem.
Morrie LIbman
March 11, 2014
I had the honor to meet this lovely lady several years ago through a mutual connection. She knew my dad, Morris Feder, through the Jewish Ghetto, in Shanghai, during the war.. She was an inspiration to all.
Karen Feder
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