Matriona Adamovich was the nursemaid to the Finkelshtein’s two daughters, Ania and Zoya. After the German invasion, the Riva and Naum Finkelshtein joined the Red Army leaving their daughters with Matriona. She and the two girls were sheltered by the Vasilchonok family, who protected and cared for them. Ania decided to join the partisan movement but was killed only a few months later. Zoya remained with Matriona and the Vasilchonoks until liberation in 1944. Zoya was reunited with her mother after the war and returned to Minsk. Matriona went on to become the nurse to Zoya’s daughter in the 1960s. On July 25, 2005, Yad Vashem recognized Matriona Adamovich as Righteous Among the Nations.
Edited from Yad Vashem, Righteous Among the Nations Database