Metuka Grosz

Gross Metuka

Fellner Edit

Born in Debrecen on 29.10.1925

Member of “Hanoar Hatzioni”

Metuka joined the movement at the age of thirteen. In 1942 she was a member of a hahshara in Budapest. After the Germans occupied Hungary, Metuka engaged in obtaining authentic Christian documents in order to distribute them to those who needed them. In the summer of 1944 she went on a tiyul to the Yugoslavian border with refugees from Poland. Metuka was caught by Hungarian gendarmes and imprisoned in the Szeged prison. She was interrogated and tortured by the Gestapo. Metuka was transferred to a prison in Budapest and eventually sent to Auschwitz. After the liberation she returned to Hungary and, in 1946, Metuka made aliya with her husband Yitzhak within the framework of the B’riha. Metuka spent almost a year in a camp in Cyprus. She resides in Haifa.