Malka Csizmadia, Hungary

Malka was seventeen when she began helping the Jews in Hungary. A few years earlier, the boundary of Malka’s backyard became the border between her home and a ghetto for Jewish men. One day, she climbed a tree and began speaking with a Jewish man inside the ghetto. Malka asked this man, Szarany, if there was any way she could help him, and he responded that she could carry letters for him. Malka began passing newspapers, letters, and other things over the fence to Szarany.

Edited by Stephanie Surach