Gizela Fonfeder-Laufer

Born in Rotterdam in 1939 and by miracle survived the concentration camps Ravensbruck and Bergen-Belsen together with her mother and 2 younger sisters while her father also survived the concentration camp Buchenwald.

After finishing school in 1958 she went to London for a year where she met a Hungarian boy who lived in Israel and whom she married in 1959 in Holland. They went to Israel straight after.

Their 4 children and 16 grandchildren all live in Israel.

For 40 years Gisela and her husband owned a ladies fashion shop in Jerusalem in the center of town.

Today Gisela volunteers for Jad-Sara where she fulfills the function of director of the medical-equipment department in the Hadassa hospital in Ein-Karem.

For Akevoth she started to volunteer about 6 years ago and is now also one of its two webmasters.