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September 21, 1979 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-09-21

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THE 'DETROIT EVAN NEWS



Gentile's Bravery in Holocaust
Recognized at Israel's Yad Vashem

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"I did not imagine that
this was the purpose of my
invitation to come to Is-
rael," Maria told Israeli ac-
tress Miriam Niva, whom
she had saved from the
Nazis. Miriam had initiated
her invitation to Ismael and
had provided the expenses
for the journey. She com-
pared Maria to an angel.
Her fondest dream was to
see Maria in Israel. ,
Maria occupied herself
with saving Jews by acci-

By MOSHE RON
The Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

TEL AVIV — First she
reacted with keeping silent,
then she broke out in tears.
Maria Alt, a clerk from
Hungary, a Catholic
woman, did not believe her
ears when she was told that
Yad Vashem in Jerusalem
has decided to honor her
ith a medal for saving
--mars during the Nazi occu-
pation.

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dent. She once met a Jewish
girl and gave the girl her
documents telling of her
gentile background, in
order to save her life. Such
an act was like inflicting the
death sentence on herself.
Maria was not frightened.
After she had done it, she
saw only one aim, to save
the maximum number of
Jews she could.
How did the 22-year-
old Maria meet the ac-
tress Miriam Niva? It was
in 1944, when the Nazis
occupied Hungary. She
saw in the room of the
Jewish doctor a child, the
daughter of Laszlo and
Maryes Kothy. she
thought: let me save their
child.
Maria took the child to
her village. She told her
neighbors that she had
found her in Budapest after
an air attack in which the
parents of the child
perished.
Later, when the mother
visited her child in the vil-
lage, Maria introduced her
as a gypsy who had lost her
way. She also brought Dr.
Kothy to the village.
Maria's father knew the
secret and helped his
daughter to hide the Jewish
family. He found a hiding
place for them in a vine-
yard.
Life was difficult and
dangerous. One had to
change the hiding place
from time to time. The
Germans searched the vil-
lage thoroughly. The
neighbors suspected some-
thing. Maria had to provide
food for the Jewish family.
Her life and that of her old
father were endangered
daily.
When Maria was asked
whether she was afraid,
she answered: Who had
time to be afraid?"
Miriam told her often
that she and her family
could not demand such a
sacrifice from Maria. If
something will happen to
her because of her sac-
rifice, "I shall go with
you," she said _ .
Once German soldiers
entered Maria's house, one
of them put a revolver to her
head and shouted: "You are
hiding partisans." Only her
coolness saved her from
death. The Germans took
everything that was in the
house and left.
In February 1945,
Budapest was freed. Maria
started to work in a factory.
She kept contact with all
people she had saved,
among them Miriam Niva.
Maria's daughter is like a
sister to Miriam's daughter
Anne, who is living in Swit-
zerland.
When Maria was asked
whether she would again
help to rescue Jews, she an-
swered that she could not
live with a clean conscience,
if she did not save people.
Maria does not under-
stand why her
humanitarian action
should be celebrated and
why she was awarded a
medal for it. A tree was

planted in the name of
her father at the Herzl
Forest in Jerusalem.
The sister of Miriam
Niva,Itoza Nordil, who
lives in Condon, wrote to her
sister that owing to Maria's
help, she and dozens of other
Jews are alive. Maria Alt
had also saved small chil-
dren by bringing them to a
hospital in Budapest.

Pope Greets
Polish Jewry

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Pope
John Paul II has sent his
heartfelt greetings to all
Polish Jews and expressed
his hope that the Almighty
will relieve the world of
hatred.
The Pope's greetings and
wishes were included in a
letter, written in Polish, to
Anszel Reis, president of the
World Federation of Polish
Jews, who had sent- greet-
ings to the pontiff on his as-
cent to the Holy See.
The Pope stressed in his
letter that he has "prayed to
the Almighty that all those
who are acting on behalf of
and for humanity would be
blessed."

Ben Gurion U.
Celebrates 10th

NEW YORK — Plans
have been announced for a
gala celebration of the 10th
anniversary of Gen-Gurion
University of the Negev. It
will be hosted by the Ameri-
can Associates in New York
City on Nov. 6.

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