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Fredo, Malka (Rancha)

Fredo, Malka (Rancha)


Malka (Rancha), daughter of Miriam and Menachem Fredo, was born on December 18, 1928 in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Malka attended a Hebrew elementary school and was active in the Zionist movement and was active in the Hehalutz Committee. Malka left her studies and her family in Bulgaria and made aliyah in 1944 with the first Aliyat Hanoar youth movement in Bulgaria. Malka moved to Ra’anana and from there to the settlement of the Orim group in the Negev, where she volunteered to fulfill her role in work and protection in the distant pioneering settlement, in a hostile desert environment. After the British army took out the first settlers, and during the War of Independence, Malka held various positions in the operations against the local gangs and the Egyptian army until exhausted, she died of a heart attack on the 8th of Tishrai, 11.10.1948 while carrying out her duties. She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Kibbutz Orim.

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