Yehudith Kleinman was born in Venice in 1939; her mother and grandmother moved to Milan shortly thereafter. In January 1944, she was taken to a convent for safety, where she was hidden and raised as a Christian. After the war, Yehudith had to make a fateful choice – to remain at the convent, or to immigrate to Israel as a Jew. She spent several months in a children’s home in Selvino, in northern Italy. Yehudith grew up in Israel, joined the IDF and became a teacher. She has lived much of her adult life in Kfar Saba, and is the mother of two children.