Rachel was born on August 29,1927 in Cochpatch on the Romanian-Bessarabian border, to her parents Yisrael and Ada. As a baby, she was moved to Tchernovitz, with her mother who’d separated from the father. A chemist, she educated Rachel in the spirit of Russian culture. Rachel studied at elementary school then Romanian high-school. During the Russian occupation of 1940, she continued excelled in her studies. During the German occupation 1941, they were sent to the Ghetto. Her mother was sent to a Nazi concentration camp, but managed beforehand, November 1942, to send Rachel to Eretz Yisrael aboard an illegal Aliya ship which drowned near Turkey’s shores. The passengers survived, were caught and sent by the British to Cyprus. Only in end 1942 did Rachel succeed in reaching Israel and settled with her aunt in Jerusalem. She studied at Beit-Hakerem high school and was accepted to study Natural Science at Hebrew University 1945. That year her mother arrived. After the outbreak of murderous riots following the 1947 UN Partition Resolution , Rachel joined the Hagana serving in Jerusalem with a student group. She was transferred to Gush-Etzion and took an active part in its defence. Burying the bodies of thirty-five inhabitants cold bloodedly murdered there (most were her friends) deeply shocked and shook her. After three months her student group was replaced; departing, they were attacked at Neveh-Daniel. After a heroic one day battle, they were rescued by the British, after having to surrender their weapons. This surrender intensified the storming emotions flooding the brave sensitive young woman. When the Hagana ceased involving girls in combat, she quit and joined Lehi. After two weeks, when the British administration were leaving Jerusalem, Lehi fighters charged towards the Old City Walls, and Rachel, “Ofra”, sat by the phone, connecting between the charging forces and their supply units at the rear. When she heard her comrades’ cries for help from beyond the wall, grabbing a rifle she charged up to the rooftop to assist them. There on May 15,1948, she found her premature death from deathly enemy bullets. She was laid to rest in the Honorary Resting Place at Mt.Herzl Military Cemetery.