Donna Storz is a Wonderful WikiTreer and Brilliant Biographer

+13 votes

I discovered that a recipient of the Righteous Among the Nations award died recently and wrote to Donna, the manager of the unlisted profile, to let her know that it could be opened now.

Within a couple of hours (!) Donna opened the profile and WHAT A PROFILE!!!  It took my breath away - a magnificent piece of writing, every bit worthy of the magnificent person it is about, and the sources are what every WikiTreer fantasizes about finding.

Please admire her profile for Stefania (Podgórska) Burzminski and congratulate her on her stellar accomplishment!  

WikiTree profile: Donna Storz
in Appreciation by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (630k points)

8 Answers

+11 votes

OMyGoodness !!! Thank you Donna !! You are certainly an outstanding Wonderful Wikitreer.  Excellent work.

Thank you Gail for making us aware of the very fine work that Donna has produced. 

by Nicole Duchesne G2G6 Pilot (476k points)
+8 votes


Donna, you are amazing. The profile that you built for Stefania Burzminski is awesome. You are a wonder. I can't even begin to write a biography like you did. Your sources are so impressive. And the pictures add the final touch. I felt like I knew her personally after reading everything that you wrote.

You certainly have a niche here at WikiTree.

Thank you Gaile, for pointing out this exceptional profile to us. It is hard to believe it was completed in a couple of hours.

by Cheryl Hess G2G6 Pilot (504k points)
Cheryl, the couple of hours is probably what it took for my message to get to Donna.  I am sure this profile took a monstrous amount of time, both for research and writing, but I am flabbergasted at what Donna did for an unlisted profile.  I have always figured that, since nobody is ever going to see an unlisted profile, there is no point to putting in all the effort to provide a thorough biography.  This sure teaches me a valuable lesson!
Gaile, thank you. I misread your comment. But no matter how long it took her, she did an amazing job. I agree with you.  I am amazed with her writing abilities and research skills.

blow me away . . .
+8 votes
That is beautiful. Thank you for letting us know. This person (profile) deserves a lot of respect and it definitely shows in the work that went into it. Wonderful job.
by Diane Gurske G2G5 (5.6k points)
+8 votes

Thank you very, very much Donna. 

by Sharon Weekes G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
+7 votes
What a great biography! Well done, Donna.

Come on folks, let's try to connect Fusia to the Big Tree, then her profile could become Profile of the Week.
by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (183k points)
+4 votes
Thank you, Donna, for your wonderful biography honoring this brave woman.  Excellent work!
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (133k points)
+3 votes
Thank you Donna, and thank you Gaile for pointing it out. I'll go get some tissues now.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1m points)
+5 votes
Wow! I never expected this. I had first heard about Stefania about a year and a half ago when I saw the movie "Hidden in Silence." Her courage really struck me and I read (and watched) all that I could about her. I've always been interested in World War II as my father, the son of a German immigrant, served in the US Navy in both the Pacific and European theaters.

As I learned more about Stefania, I figured someone like her definitely deserved a bio as that detailed her life. And to be honest, it served as kind of nerdy "book" report putting together all that I'd learned about her incredible life and sorting out truth (oral histories) from fiction ("Hidden in Silence.". After watching the oral histories given by her and her husband, I discovered that several of Maks's family members hadn't been added to the Shoah Database of those who lost their lives.  So I submitted them in March 2018.  In early September 2018, her son called to thank me for submitting them.  Of course I shared the bio with him and learned that she was still alive (I wasn't sure as I couldn't find any information after 2014).  This was all about three weeks before she apparently died.

I want to thank you Gaile for letting me know that she had passed.  And of course thank you so much for this honor.
by Donna Storz G2G6 Mach 2 (21.3k points)
edited ago by Donna Storz
Truly an excellent piece of work on an outstanding person!

Thank you Donna for caring and writing this wonderful biography with sources and all.

Thank you Gaile for sharing this.
Donna, thank you for the amazing profile of an amazing woman.  You did her a great honor.

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