STUPP, Bella, 90, of Miami Beach, passed away at her home on Nov 26th. Born in Horodenka, Poland,Bella lived a long and fulfilling life. As a young girl growing up in Poland, Bella learned several languages: Yiddish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. It would eventually serve to help her escape the Nazis and become a survivor of the Holocaust. From the age of 16 when the Germans arrived and threw her family out of their home, until age 21 she was literally on the run hiding to save herself and her family's lives. She turned out to be the only survivor of three brothers, her mother and father; escaping 14 Nazi roundups. After the Holocaust, Bella and her husband, Max Stupp, came to the U.S. with no money nor knowledge of the English Language and settled in Boston. Eager to escape the cold weather, they eventually moved to Miami. They became members of The New American Jewish Social Club (Greena) whose other members were holocaust survivors and would soon become their only "family". They were also regular members of Beth David Synagogue, and later, joined Temple Menorah. Surviving the holocaust taught Bella that she needed to always save for a rainy day. And that she always did! She scraped, sacrificed and saved whatever she earned towards investing in her own future so that her children's and grandchildren's futures would be secure. Bella was a shrewd businesswoman; no need for a calculator or a smart phone. She was a firm believer in Jewish Education and Jewish Traditions; and always said that education was number one! Bella was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her second husband, Max Berger, sons, Jack and Steve (wife) Claudia and three grandsons, Gregory, William and Myles.
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Published in Miami Herald on November 29, 2012