Tibor Baranski

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Tibor Baranski
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Tibor Baranski
Born
Tibor Baránszki

(1922-06-11)June 11, 1922
Budapest, Hungary
DiedJanuary 20, 2019(2019-01-20) (aged 96)
NationalityHungarian-American
Other namesBaránszky
OccupationTeacher
Known forSaved more than 3,000 Jews during World War II
Spouse(s)
Katalin Kőrösy (m. 1955–2011)
ChildrenPeter Forgach, Tibor Jr., Katiline
Parent(s)Reszl Baránszki and Maria Schelnader
AwardsRighteous Among the Nations

Tibor Baranski (Hungarian: Baránszki Tibor; June 11, 1922 — January 20, 2019)[1] was a Hungarian-American activist and educator. He was known for saving more than 3,000 Hungarian Jewish women, men and children[1] from the Nazis during the Holocaust.[2]

Baranski was arrested by the Soviets on December 30, 1944 and sent on a 16 day, 160 miles (260 km) forced march towards a Soviet prison. He was released after Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. He left Hungary during the 1956.

On January 11, 1979, Baránszki was recognized as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.[3] He was a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Baranski, Tibor. "Holocaust Testimony of Tibor Baranski". books.google.com. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. Kirst, Sean (2017-08-27). "Saying goodbye to quiet hero who saved thousands during WWII". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on 2019-01-21. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  3. "The Righteous Among The Nations". db.yadvashem.org. Archived from the original on 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2017-08-27.