Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter’s Tribute b y Marta Fuchs. Tokaj, Hungary (pop 5,000) . Our house today Built when my Dad’s father got married, mid 1890s Dad and Henry both born there. Marta and Henry early 1950s. With mom in our backyard ( plum trees, corn, potatoes, berries).
A Daughter’s Tribute
by Marta Fuchs
Marta and Henry early 1950s
With mom in our backyard (plum trees, corn, potatoes, berries)
Ending of Dad’s February 1988 testimony to Yad Vashem
requesting Righteous Among the Nations recognition
Zoltán Kubinyi was a true human being in the deepest sense of the word. During this catastrophic event, when civilized, intelligent people were blinded with irrational hatred, and innocent people, mothers with babies in their arms were slaughtered, HE WAS A MAN. Risking his own life, he stood up for and defended the innocent, persecuted people.
The memory of Zoltán Kubinyi deserves the highest honor that a person could possibly deserve for his altruistic, heroic, and self-sacrificing activities.
(my translation of Dad’s letter in Hungarian)
His mother refused to believe word of his father’s death in Siberia and prayed ‘til the end of her days for his return
Márton had to drop out of school at age 14 to work in order to support them
Visiting Márton Kubinyi and his family-- Komjáti, Hungary, June 2011
and flower crown for Shavuot
(Mom’s family tradition to make)
Mom and Dad, 1996
(married 50 years then)