A woman from Warsaw who
began her artistic career in "Azazel," also acting in "Sambatyon."
During the Nazi Occupation
of Warsaw, and the introduction of the Jewish ghetto,
she worked in a shop on Milne [Street], together with an
entire range of Jewish artists and actors.
In his book, "Azoy iz es
geven (That is How it Was)," according to Jonas Turkow,
during the selections and actions in the Warsaw Ghetto,
those who were saved were not those who had good
documents, but those who had good endurance. So during a
selection on Milne Street there was only a small number
of people left, and among them was the actress Regina
Hertslikh and her one-year-old child, who on that day
had a 104°F fever. They were hiding behind a bar,
together with the film operator Maliniak, with his
elderly father and sister. That they should not be
visited, the small child was not geveynt, and
this was good."
Jonas Turkow, in his book,
"Extinguished Stars," portrayed her tragic end after the
Germans had taken away her husband, the painter W.
"When we were returning on
Milne Street, the actress Regina Hertslikh happened to
be running with her child in her hands. the child had a
very high fever. She had been hiding behind a bar. When
the artistic group was being led away from Milne Street,
Regina Hertslikh ran off with her sick child onto the
street. She received a spasmodic surge. it was
impossible for her to be