BDE: Mrs. Yitel Daskalowitz, a”h
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Daskalowitz, a matriarch of a Torah family in Jewish communities around the world. She survived the Holocaust and merited to live to 100, holding onto her emunah peshutah despite immense suffering.
She was born in 1921 in the Hungarian town of Galanta. The first tragedy of her life was the passing of her father when she was only eight years old. When she was eighteen, Mengele, ym”sh, separated her from her mother—she to the right, her mother to the left, Hy”d.
She married her husband, Reb Yaakov Yehuda Daskalowitz, following the war. Their five children were born in Czechoslovakia, after which they made the journey to Eretz Yisroel by boat. Her husband served as the shamas of the Pupa beis medrash in Yerushalayim.
Sadly, she lost her husband to illness, and was left to raise her children alone.
Throughout all her suffering, her emunah only grew stronger. She moved to America, where some of her children had married, and she would remain here for many years, serving as a matriarch of this family as it grew.
She retained the ways of the old time bubbes from the old home. She completed tehillim each and every day, and Tznah Urenah was required weekly reading, without fail.
After a century of unfailing emunah—overcoming incredible adversity with complete faith—Mrs. Daskalowitz was niftar Monday, and laid to rest in the Beis Hachaim of Kiryas Pupa, leaving behind beautiful generations and an incredible legacy.
Yehi Zichra Baruch