In Memory of




Obituary for Malwina Moses (Tiefenbrunner)

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.