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The story of the heroism of the late Hela Schiffer-Rufeisen

Hela Schiffer-Rufeisen Zl

Hela was born in Krakow in 1921, and her mother died when she was 10. So Hela, a little girl, moved in with her grandmother. There she joined the Zionist pioneering youth movement Akiva.

At the outbreak of World War II, at the age of 18, she joined the Jewish Fighting Organization and served as a "liaison" between the ghettos thanks to the "good looks" of Poland. Hela risked her life, traveled throughout Poland carrying fake IDs, money and weapons and also took part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

After the war she immigrated to Israel, married Aryeh Rufeisen, together they were among the first settlers in Moshav Bustan Hagalil, where they had 3 children.

In 2003, she lit a beacon at the state ceremony at Yad Vashem.

Hela passed away on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day 23 on April 2017, XNUMX.

May her soul be bundled in the bundle of life - T.N.C.B.H.

Hela's heroism was not only expressed in her push forward during the Holocaust, but also after it, Hela took care to convey the message, establish a settlement, and establish a house of glory.

Survivors are dwindling, we want to show them that their psychic powers are our inspiration. We will sanctify the heroism of life and together we will remember, that like them, we too can be heroes, in the small and great deeds.