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Ludevít Végh (1921 - 2016)

A doctor who was a friend of mine secretly gave me an injection of typhoid bacteria, resulting in 40° fever, and thanks to that I avoided the draft

Ludevít Végh was born to a Jewish family in Košice in 1921. His father owned a shop and earned his living as a businessman. Since his youth, Ludevít had problems with his Jewish origin and had to defend himself against deep-rooted anti-Semitism. In 1941, he was to be sent to work at the labour camps, but thanks to the help of a doctor who gave him an injection with typhoid bacteria, resulting in 40° fever, Ludovít Végh eventually managed to avoid the draft. In fear of other deportations, he ran away to Budapest and for a time provided a relatively safe haven for Jews. There he worked in a chemical factory and as an electrician. He often had to change his address and lived as an illegal. However, he did not escape the second draft for forced labor, and in 1942-1944 he was interned in the labour camps in Galanta, Vác, and Uzhhorod. A year before the end of the war, he along with other Jews in Hungary that were in danger of being transported to an extermination concentration camp, managed ...arrows 

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Mordechaj Livni (1926)

born as Max Lieben on February 15, 1926 in Prague as the third and youngest son Orthodox Jewish family that spoke mainly German from 1939 he was active in the Zionist ... arrows 


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born March 13, 1926 in Rapšach in the Vitorazsko (Weitraer) region refused to be drafted to the wehrmacht in 1943 October 26, 1943 - arrested and imprisoned in Znojmo and in ... arrows 


Petr Erben (1921)

born as Petr Eisenberg on March 20, 1921 into a Jewish family in Ostrava the family moved to Frýdek where his father owned a beer-bottling factory his mother was active in ... arrows 


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