Nadezhda Makrushitz hid five Jews in her house. A nurse
in the hospital in Minsk, she was able to steal identity papers of deceased
patients and pass them on to Jews and others who were persecuted by
the Nazis. In December 1941,
Nadezhda was arrested by the Gestapo while at work in the hospital, and was executed a month later.
In July 2004, Makrushitz was recognized by Yad
Vashem as a Righteous
Person. The certificate and medal were presented to her granddaughter