Judith Barak

ברק יהודית

Bischitz Judit

Born in Balassagyarmat in 1921

Member of “Hashomer Hatzair”

Judith joined the movement at the age of ten together with her older sister, Leah. In 1938 she moved to Budapest and from there she was sent to a hahshara in Izbég to prepare for aliya to and life in Eretz Israel (Palestine). About a year later, after the hahshara group was dismantled, Judith returned to Budapest. She belonged to the “Sela Organization”. As of 1942 she helped with the absorption of Jewish refugees arriving from Poland and Slovakia to Budapest. After the Germans occupied Hungary on 19.3.1944, Judith supplied forged documents and prepared a bunker for refugees in one of the capital’s suburbs. At the end of June 1944, she left Hungary on the train of the Relief and Rescue Committee.
In September Judith made aliya. She was member of a garin first in Kibbutz Negba and then in Kibbutz Ein Dor. Judith left the kibbutz in 1947 and in 1948 she married Barak Shmuel. She was a handicrafts teacher. She lives in Kiriyat Tivon.