Malka was born in 1887 in Rozinoi Russia, to Tzipora Mina and Ya’acov Shmuel who had six children: three sons and three daughters. All are academics. They owned a blanket weaving factory. Her parents were well off traditional Zionists, who made Aliyah in the 1920s.
Malka was a graduate of the Sorbonne University’s history department. She married Dov Abulitz summer of 1915. They had three children: Arieh, Luvutchka (Ahuva) who died aged four, and Sima. Malka and her two children made Aliyah in 1930, Dov came 1933. He had previously owned iron mines in Russia and once in Israel, dealt in iron and construction supplies. Malka’s characteristics and broad generosity were known to her surroundings. With her circle of women she held weekly meetings, organizing charity for the needy. She actually took in 11 Teheran children to care for in her home. Lehi underground was fortunate in finding a sympathiser such as her, in this marvellous woman. Despite the risks involved – her relatives sided with the Yeshuv’s official stance to fight Lehi – she dedicated herself to underground activities. Her home served as a shelter for wanted Lehi members and for the wounded, whom she lovingly treated with the utmost dedication. Baruch Kotlitsky, whom she saved through her wisdom and courage, Eldad who stayed at her house, Yehoshua Zetler, and others. She took upon herself visits to the prisoners in their cells, helping them to the best of her ability. Ya’acov Koenig still becomes emotional recalling Mrs. Abulitz’s dedicated treatment after being severely injured hand and leg, during the explosion in the Intelligence Building Tel-Aviv. He recovered at eight separate locations, including Malka’s home on Bilu St. 7 Tel-Aviv. “She treated me like a mother”, he recounted.
Malka Miryam was widowed in Tamuz 5706. She passed away on June 7, 1975, and was buried at Nachalat Yitzhak Tel-Aviv, aside her husband. Her son and her daughter remain behind her, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.