Dasia Black-Gutman was born in 1938 in Rzeszow, Poland. She survived Zbaraz Ghetto with her parents and was then given to a Polish Catholic woman to live under a false, non-Jewish identity. She was left orphaned when both her parents were murdered in the Holocaust. Dasia spent her infant years hiding in cellars and forests, memorising a new non-Jewish name, Stasia. She was adopted by her aunt and uncle after the war and moved to Australia in 1951. Her memoir is entitled Letter From My Father.