Mamika: My grandmother the superhero
When he found out his 91-year-old grandmother Frederika was feeling lonely and depressed, French photographer Sacha Goldberger suggested she dress up like a superhero. She was reluctant at first, “but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.”
From My Modern Met:
Frederika was born in Budapest 20 years before World War II. During the war, at the peril of her own life, she courageously saved the lives of ten people. When asked how, he tells us “she hid the Jewish people she knew, moving them around to different places everyday.” As a survivor of Nazism and Communism, she then immigrated away from Hungary to France, forced by the Communist regime to leave her homeland illegally or face death.
Aside from great strength, Frederika has an incredible sense of humor, one that defies time and misfortune. She is funny and cynical, always mocking people that she loves.
“Mamika” now has her own MySpace page, where she receives messages of support and admiration from some 2,300 friends.