Rozka Monka

Bendin, Poland

“Rozka was very popular with both girls and boys. She had many friends, but her best friend was Fela Rosen. I would often see them giggling and whispering on the couch,” remembers brother Paul. “After all, they were already young ladies! They had many important things to discuss!”

Her siblings recall her kindness, not only to friends and family, but even to people she did not know. When poor people came to their house to beg, Rozka not only gave but gave most generously, sometimes even bringing children into the house to pamper them and to give them a warm bath.

Her heroism during the war is described in the book—and the enormous price it exacted.