From right to left: the Righteous Among the Nations Nadezhda Makrushits and her sister, 1935.
41-year-old Nadezhda Makrushits lived in Minsk, Belarus (USSR) with her daughter Tatiana and her husband, Maks Edelman, a son of a mixed Jewish-Russian family. After the German occupation of Minsk on June 28, 1941, she worked as a nurse at the Municipal Hospital no. 2, designated for civilians. She made use of her position to steal IDs of deceased patients, passing them on to Jews and Soviet POWs. At the same time, she provided shelter in her own apartment for several Jews, all of whom she knew from the prewar period. They hid at her place from July until December 11, 1941. On that day, she was arrested by the Germans, subjected to torture and murdered. The Jews were moved to the Minsk ghetto. At least one of them survived and told this story.
On December 3, 2003, Yad Vashem recognized Nadezhda Makrushits as Righteous Among the Nations.
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