Hava Salomon


Barmat Éva

Born in Érsekújvár (Nové Zámky) on 3.11.1926

Died on 4.3.2007 in Israel

Member of “Hashomer Hatzair”

Hava came from a religious Jewish family. At the age of ten, following her sisters’ steps, she joined the “Hashomer Hatzair” movement. After the Germans invaded Hungary on 19.3.1944, in order to escape to Budapest she received forged documents from Nesher Adler, who was sent to her by the movement. She was arrested at the railway station by a local policeman who knew her and allowed her to get on the train. In Budapest she found work with a family who supported the fascist Arrow Cross Party. Hava met her comrades from the movement in public gardens. She was engaged in the distribution of forged documents and food coupons. At the end of December 1944 she stayed in an apartment in Købánya, a Budapest suburb. David Gur brought her six suitcases containing equipment for the forging of documents and forged documents. Hava hid them under her bed.
Hava made aliya after the liberation and joined Kibbutz Ein Dor.