Hadasa Hantos


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Born in Budapest in 1924

Died in Kiryat Ono on 6.12.2013

Member of “Hanoar Hatzioni”

Hadasa grew up in an orthodox Jewish family. She joined the movement at an early age. She studied to be a kindergarten teacher. After the German invasion of Hungary on 19.3.1944, she equipped herself with Christian papers. Hadasa stayed in the town of Gyöngyös where she took care of children and among them the grandchildren (who were half Jewish) of Árpád Szakasits, one of the leaders of the Hungarian Social-Democrat Party. Hadasa returned to Budapest posing as a refugee, was caught and taken to the Arrow Cross Party headquarters but managed to escape. Hadasa arrived in the ghetto and then at the “Glass House” on Vadász Street where she operated within the framework of her movement. After the liberation she escorted a large group of Jewish children to Debrecen for their rehabilitation. Hadasa made aliya in 1945. She took part in the hahshara in Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan. From 1949 she worked as a kindergarten teacher. In 1952 she got married to Dr. Yitzhak Hantos, who was born in Budapest and is now a retired judge. They resided in Kiryat Ono.