Judith Willig, who escaped Nazis and immigrated from Paris, 93


Judith Andree Willig died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 24, 2021. She was 93.

She was born in Sopron, Hungary, on July 13, 1927 to Margaret and Moryc Buchbinder.

In 1942, she was sent to the outskirts of Paris where she lived for three years as a hidden child with a righteous family who saved her from the Nazis.

After the war, in 1949, she married her husband, Jacques, in Paris, and immigrated to the United States. They settled in Riverdale, where they became lifelong residents.

She was a generous, compassionate woman who was very devoted to her family. She had a loving personality and a kind nature. She loved to cook and entertain family and friends.

Her greatest joy was surrounding herself with her children and grandchildren, and sharing stories of her travels.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jacques in 2011. She is survived by three children: Ann, Alan and Debra, and their spouses, as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family respectfully requests memorial contributions be sent to Riverdale Hatzalah ambulance service, 181 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, N.Y., 10471.

Judith Willig,