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Nadezhda Makrushitz


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 Nadezhda Edelman.

Sources: Arutz Sheva News Service, (July 15, 2004)