Glatter, Rifka bat Shmuel (Sami)

Birth Name Glatter, Rifka bat Shmuel (Sami)
Gender female


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth May 3, 1930 Rădăuţi, județul Suceava, Moldova, regiunea de dezvoltare Nord-Est, România  

Camp 1941 Могилів-Подільський Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Могилів-Подільський район, Вінницька область, Україна Sami Glatter, his wife, Paula, and daughter, Rifka, were expelled from Rădăuţi

Transport 1943 Bâcău БѪКЪУ, Judeţul Bacău, Moldova, România Rifka Glatter was sent from Mohyliv-Podilskyi on a cattle train

Event Note

After arrival in Bâcău, Rifka Glatter joined a group in the school dormitory preparing to travel to Palestine, but she came down with scarlet fever, and taken to the hospital.
Two weeks later, when she returned to the school dormitory, she learned that her group had left for Constanţa, where they were to board Struma.

Boat 1944 טאורוס Tari Tauris Taurus  

Event Note

Rifka Glatter was sent from Bâcău to Constanţa with a group of Transnistria orphans.

Event Note

Rifka Glatter cites having been approached, while on board Taurus טאורוס, by a man who told her that he had been interned in Tiraspol Тирасполь prison with Sami Glatter, her father.
He claimed that tthey both had escaped, and her father had gone to Mohyliv-Podilskyi Могилів-Подільський to look for her.

Event Note

In December, 1944, Rifka Glatter disembarked in Lebanon, and from there, travelled by train to Palestine, her destination, Atlit.

Event Note

Rifka Glatter on Taurus טאורוס from Constanta.

Residence 1944 מושב שדה יעקב moshav Sde Yaakov,גבעות שיח’ אברק, עמק יזרעאל, הצפון, ישראל  

Event Note

Rifka Glatter, with 15 boys and 15 girls, orphans from Romania, was placed on the religious moshav, where each family in the moshav took in one or two children.
She was placed with the Baranovsky family.

Military Service   פלמ"ח פלוגות מחץ Palmach, הגנה Palmach members came to Tkuma to recruit young people

Military Service 1948 צה"ל צבא הגנה לישראל TzaHaL IDF Israel Defense Forces Rifka Glatter served as a communications officer

Marriage 1950   Joseph Yaldor married Rifka Glatter



Father Glatter, Sami ben Yaacov
Mother Wenkert, Paula bat Yitzhak (Isaac)


Shmuel שמואל‎ means God Heard or God's Name
Shmuel שמואל Samuel, son of Elkanah and Hannah, was the last of the Prophets from the Old Testament; he annointed King Saul.
He was named Shmuel שמואל Samuel, saying, "Because I asked the Lord for him." (1 Samuel 1:20)


  1. Glatter, Sami ben Yaacov
    1. Wenkert, Paula bat Yitzhak (Isaac)
      1. Glatter, Rifka bat Shmuel (Sami)