1892, Germany – 1984, Jerusalem
Recha Freier (née Schweitzer) was born and raised in Germany. Even before Hitler's rise to power, Freier was attuned to the plight of young Jewish men in Germany who were fired from their jobs simply because they were Jews, in a society where violence against Jews was on the rise. In 1932, Recha Freier raised the idea to save children and youths by bringing them to Ereez Israel, where they would be received and trained on kibbutzim, thus laying the foundations for the Youth Aliyah organization.
In 1981, Recha Freier was awarded the Israel Prize for her special contribution to society and the State of Israel, thus receiving the recognition and honor she deserved. She also received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Issue: August 2018
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