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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).

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legacy of rescue a daughter s tribute b y marta fuchs
Legacy of Rescue:

A Daughter’s Tribute

by Marta Fuchs

slide3
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)

my father s first forced labor battalion 1940
My father’s first forced labor battalion, 1940
  • Hungarian Jewish men of military age
  • drafted into labor battalions attached to the Hungarian army
  • to fulfill required military duty
  • anti-Jews laws prevented them from serving in regular army
zolt n kubinyi 1901 1946
ZoltánKubinyi (1901-1946)
  • Became my father’s Commanding Officer in 1944 after predecessor had accident going to headquarters seeking permission for decimation
  • Seventh Day Adventist, kind, respectful, Conscientious Objector, no gun in his holster
  • Rescued 100 Jewish men by defying Nazi/Hungarian orders, refusing to march the battalion from Russia to concentration camp
  • in Germany
  • Instead marched them toward Hungary, arranging hiding in farmhouses along the way
slide7
Ending of Dad’s February 1988 testimony to Yad Vashem

requesting Righteous Among the Nations recognition

for Kubinyi:

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)

m rton kubinyi 1944 6 months old when his father went off to war
Márton Kubinyi (1944 -) 6 months old when his father went off to war

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

son m rton kubinyi right budapest 1994 receiving yad vashem commendation on behalf of his father
Son, Márton Kubinyi (right) -- Budapest 1994receiving Yad Vashem commendation on behalf of his father
slide10
Tokaj Synagogue Holocaust Commemoration in 1994 (restored Synagogue is now part of Cultural Center, concerts held there)
slide12
Zoltán Kubinyi and his wife(received photo from son when met him in 1994, Holocaust Commemoration, Tokaj)
slide20
Dad under his lemon tree with Torah

and flower crown for Shavuot

(Mom’s family tradition to make)

Mom today

age 94

Mom and Dad, 1996

(married 50 years then)

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