Malwina Moses

Malwina Moses (Tiefenbrunner)

October 3, 1928 - December 25, 2020
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Malwina Moses (nee Tiefenbrunner), of Columbia, MD, passed away on December 25, 2020 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Salomon Moses; sister, Lila (Leon) Brand; and parents, Herman and Rozalia Tiefenbrunner. She is survived by her loving children, Sara (Dr. Michael) Baum, and Betty (Andrew) Golub; grandchildren, Aaron (Tracy) Baum, Sonia Baum Tipp (Alan Tipp), and Corey Baum; great grandchildren, Adria Tipp, Asher Tipp, Magnolia Baum, and Hendrix Baum.

Born in Wadowice, Poland, Malwina (Maly) Moses came to the US in 1956 after surviving a Siberian labor camp as a child with her sister and parents from 1939 to 1943. After being released from the camp, her family lived out the remaining war years in Uzbekistan. Once the war ended, she returned with her family to Poland to finish her education. In Poland, she met the man that she would later marry, Salomon Moses, a survivor of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Together they led an extraordinary life; they immigrated to Israel in 1950, then finally settled with her parents and sister in Omaha, Nebraska where she raised her family and worked as a dental laboratory technician for over 30 years. Maly moved to Columbia, MD, in 1990, three years after her devoted husband, Salomon, passed away, to join her older daughter’s family, and never sat idly. She worked part-time at Howard Community College for 22 years, teaching Polish language classes in the community and speaking to students about her wartime experiences. She was expert in needlepoint, crochet, and knitting but most of all, she loved being with her family. Her strength, love and compassion will be missed by her family and friends. She was truly a woman of valor and a survivor! May her memory be a blessing.

Services in Nebraska are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the US Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, or Jewish National Fund, 2 Reservoir Cir STE 203, Baltimore, MD 21208. The family will be in mourning virtually, please see Levinson's website for more information.
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Carol Lewis

Posted at 08:10am
My mom (z''l) used to say that when people died on Erev Shabbat, it was a special blessing, and they were particularly righteous and deserving to arrive in heaven just in time to dine with G-d at a table set for Shabbat. If anyone deserved this honor, it was Mali, who passed away on Friday, Dec. 25th. She was one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving people I have ever known. May she now rest in peace.

Judith Ann Dohar

Posted at 04:13pm
I did not know Mrs. Moses , but am a longtime friend of her daughter Betty in Maine.
Betty has often shared stories of her family history, and through her, I am aware of Mrs. Moses
long and varied experiences . What a distance she has come in this world. As she makes her final
journey I wish her a lasting peace.

Althea and Den Augoustatos

Posted at 06:55am
Dearest Sara and family - What an amazing woman Maly was; a true testament to perseverance. It was an honor and a blessing to know her and to work with her. Den and I wish you peace during this difficult time. Much love to all...and big hugs to come as soon as it is safe to do so!

Janet Schreibstein

Posted at 08:25pm
My family and I are so saddened by the loss of your wonderful mother, Maly. Maly was an extraordinary woman. She cared so much for other people and we were so honored to know her, feel her love and be inspired by her. She was full of kindness, courage, sweetness, caring and love. She carried the weight of the Holocaust within her and shared her stories with hundreds. With it all, she demonstrated enormous positive enthusiasm for life and for people. When we were together, she would remind me to go home and hug my husband and my kids. She taught the lesson of cherishing each day. We will remember her always.

Stefanie Feldman

Posted at 05:26pm
Dear Sara, Betty and families, I am sending love and healing thoughts to all of you at this very difficult time. Grandma Maly was an inspiration to us. She will be greatly missed.
Stefanie Feldman

Becky and Howard Lessey

Posted at 07:29pm
We are so sad to hear about your loss of Maly. She was such a warm, loving, caring woman who I always loved. She always had a smile that was contagious for us all. Being able to see her working at HCC gave me a chance to see her more often. There was always a joy and a hug that made my day that much better. We will miss her very much, as I know you will. Her life was an inspiration to all of us. May her memory be a blessing to all who got the opportunity to know her and may she Rest In Peace..

Beth Reiser

Posted at 02:52pm
I am so saddened to hear about Maly’s passing. She was an amazing woman and I feel truly blessed to have met her at Temple Isaiah. Her positivity and strength are an inspiration to us all. May her memory be a blessing.

Ed and Arlene Gillis

Posted at 02:35pm
Our dear friend, our Polish teacher, our Maly will always be an honored memory to us. It was a privelege to be part of her life. May she rest in peace. With our love and respect.

Deborah Wofsey

Posted at 02:04pm
I am so sorry to hear of Maly’s passing. She was a lovely woman. Although I did not know her well, whenever I saw her at Temple she always was so sweet and gave me a hug. My prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Debbie Wofsey

Rabbi Craig Axler

Posted at 01:13pm
On my own behalf, personally, but also on behalf of the entire Temple Isaiah family that was blessed to have Maly as a presence in our lives and a living testament to the sacredness of memory, I mourn alongside her entire family. To the Baum family - I wish comfort and strength. I promise to hold a memory of Maly and her story with me for all times. Sending comfort.

Tara Johnson

Posted at 11:01am
Dear Sara & Family, I am so thankful to have worked with Maly at HCC for many years. Maly is truly a one of a kind woman! Full of wisdom and unselfish! I am so thankful to have known her. Sending strength to the family.

Bill and JoAnn Hawkins

Posted at 08:48am
Grandma Maly was an inspiration to so many of us. She was a survivor but never let her ordeals define her. She remained a thankful, generous, gracious woman who enjoyed life and reveled in delighting others. She will be missed—her smile, her sense of style, her mandel bread and other specialties. May she be welcomed in heaven by her God and her loved ones.

Merle and Howard Wolf

Posted at 09:00pm
Mike and Sara,
Sara, I was so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I know how close you all were and know what a comfort that will be in the days to come. I remember hearing the fondness in Mike’s voice when he would speak of her when we worked together. I am sure the beautiful memories you have of her will help in the coming days. Howard and I will be thinking of you.

Marilyn and Mike Binder

Posted at 03:25pm
To Sara, Mike and the whole family--We will miss "Grandma Maly" tremendously. Always a smile and reassuring word. Beautiful through and through. May her memory be a blessing. With love from The Binders

Allan and Mina Pertman

Posted at 02:59pm
Dear Sarah - we are deeply saddened by your Mother's passing (Z"L). We are very aware and connected to her difficult and heroic past from which she emerged victorious and lived a long and fulfilling life surrounded by loving friends and family. We will miss her. May her memory be a blessing.

Ann Goldscher

Posted at 01:47pm
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a warm wonderful lady. She was always smiling and I got the best warm greetings from your mom whenever I saw her. I will miss seeing her at Temple.

Brooke, Joyce & Jared Dubick; Robyn, Zack & Leena Tahar

Posted at 10:55am
We were so sorry to hear of the passing away of Malwina/your loved one. May your
loving memories help see you through the difficult days ahead.

Arleen Harrison Kessler

Posted at 10:39am
What an extraordinary woman Malwina was. May your memories be a blessing.

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