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Bela Gondos family papers

Document | Accession Number: 1989.202.3

The Bela Gondos family papers consist of biographical materials, refugee and emigration papers, and writings documenting Bela, Anna, and Judith Gondos of Budapest and their journey aboard the rescue train organized by Rezső Kasztner, internment at Bergen-Belsen, transfer to Switzerland, and immigration to the United States.
Biographical materials include birth and marriage certificates, identification papers, citizenship documents, education and professional records, foreign worker and air raid worker certificates, and inoculation records documenting Bela, Anna, and Judith Gondos and Bela’s training and career as a physician. This series also includes an authorization signed by Dr. Polgar in Bergen-Belsen allowing Bela Gondos to receive wood for shoe soles.
Photographs depict the Gondos family, their friends, and Anna Gondos’ parents, Jakab and Iren Havas.
Refugee and emigration papers include attestations and travel papers documenting the Gondos family’s status as refugees in Switzerland and their departure via Genoa for the United States.
Writings consists of lectures presented by Bela Gondos to the Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland, between 1989 and 1995 on topics including the Holocaust and Jewish communities in Hungary, the Kasztner train, and Jewish passivity, organization, or resistance in the face of the Holocaust.

inclusive:  1921-1995
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bela Gondos and Judith Gondos Jacobs
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Gondos Jacobs
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:00:17
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