How One Woman Took Revenge on Hitler

In the New York offices of Fesco, I met a Satmar Hassid named Nachum Schwartz who told me that his grandmother, Yitta Schwartz, who passed away several years ago, survived the holocaust and made her way to the USA.

Baruch together with Nachum Schwartz


At the time of her passing, she was 93 and had over 2,000 living descendants. She herself had 18 children, and every time a child, grandchild, great grandchild or great great grandchild was born, she would rejoice and say, "Another blow to Hitler."

Had she lived another 4 years, she would have seen a great great great grandchild.

An article was written about her in the New York Times when she passed away.

While the Satmar Hassidim are strong opponents of the State of Israel, they are doing a great job in bringing good, healthy Jews into the world. 

The Satmar Hassidim will eventually come to Israel, recognize the kedusha (holiness) in the State, as per the medieval commentator the Ramban, and their children will be a strong part of Israel's economy and army. 

Yitta Schwartz is a modern Jewish hero by all standards. All of us have a role in advancing the Jewish People and the State of Israel. We can learn from Yitta, of blessed memory, how to fulfill our role with complete dedication.

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  • Nathan Schwartz
    commented 2014-03-11 12:07:56 -0400
    Thank you Baruch for the kind words about my grandmother, she was an inspiration for everyone who came in contact with her. She loved every Jew, was a devoted satmar chusid and was a household member of the Satmar Rebba Rav Yoel Teitelbaum zt”l. never traveled to Israel and a strong opponent of the state of Israel.

    Satmar Hassidim do Recognize the kedusha of Eretz Yisroel and will eventually come to Eretz Yisroel with Mashiach…. And will NEVER be part of Israel’s economy and army.

    Nathan Schwartz
  • Baruch Gordon
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