BDE: Mrs. Rivka Perel (Rita) Moskowitz, a”h
By: Boropark24 staff
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Moskowitz, a”h, one of the few remaining vestiges from prewar Hungary who dedicated her life to rebuilding what was lost. She was 94 years of age.
She spent the first thirteen years of her life in the idyllic existence of her parents’ embrace, all of which came to an abrupt halt with the Nazis’ arrival.
She was forcibly separated from her mother and sisters at the instructions of Mengele, ym”sh, whom she saw three times during her years in Auschwitz—and she was miraculously spared all three times.
Her mother’s last words to her were: “remember where you come from.”
Following the war, the only survivors she met from her shtetl succumbed to the suffering and the unknown… forsaking the life of their parents. But Rita remembered where she came from. She would dedicate the rest of her life to live up to that memory.
She found her only surviving brother, and she married her husband together with whom she established a beautiful Torah family.
She is remembered for her incredible, clear and simple emunah and her extraordinarily sweet disposition. She would spend hours davening for each of her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Among her offspring are talmidei chachomim and Marbitzei Torah around the United States, all of whom decried the loss of their matriarch.
Yehi Zichra baruch