BDE: Mrs. Malka Fuchs, a”h
By: Boropark24 Staff
We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Fuchs, a”h, a Holocaust survivor who went on to rebuild beautiful generations. She was 88 years of age.
She was born in Oyvar, Romania, to her father Reb Ephraim Deutch, who modeled for her a life of mesirus nefesh which she would emulate for all of her life. Back home, they were close with Rav Meisels, the Oyvaerer Rov, of Romania and Boro Park. Her brother was Reb Yekusiel Deutch who was niftar earlier this year, who davened in the beis medrash of the Oyvarer Rov.
When she was growing up in Romania, her father used to pay money to the teachers and principals so that his children would not be forced to mechalel Shabbos in school, and he would bribe the foremen in factories where he worked, so that he too would be able to keep Shabbos.
Following the war, she married Reb Leizer Fuchs, an ardent Viznitzer chossid—with whom she built a sterling Torah home. During their years in Romania, they were both arrested by authorities, and the Skulener Rebbe zt’l, assisted them in getting out.
Her son-in-law, Reb Mendy Rosenberg of Chessed Shel Emes, recalls “a woman of incredible middos who gave endlessly.”
The family was an important part of the Viznitzer kehillah here, and the levaya took place at the beis medrash on 53rd Street, with kevurah alongside her husband on the Viznitzer Beis Hachaim.
Yeh zichra Baruch.