Vera Mileva Kocheva was a young mother who wore a yellow star in support of her Jewish friends and who hide her friends during raids.
“Jews were our friends, our close brothers, our soul mates.
My best friend, who has remained my most cherished friend all my life, is Rachelle Alkalai. She is Jewish.
The persecution of the Jews started with banning them from the main streets. I suffered from our government’s attitude towards the Jews.
So, I started going with them to protest meetings. I went to the synagogue.
I even wore the yellow star when I was with Jews— –out of solidarity, out of sorrow at seeing our dearest friends being insulted.”