Abraham Mok

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Abraham Mok
Country represented  Netherlands
Born (1888-05-15)15 May 1888
Amsterdam
Died 29 February 1944(1944-02-29) (aged 55)
Auschwitz concentration camp
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Abraham Mok (15 May 1888 – 29 February 1944) was a Dutch gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He is remembered as one of four members of that squad to die during the Holocaust of the 1940s.

Biography[edit]

Athletic career[edit]

Mok was part of the Dutch gymnastics team, which finished seventh in the team event at the 1908 Summer Olympics, held in London.[1]

In the individual all-around competition Mok finished 78th.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

Mok, who had ethnic Jewish parents, was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp located in Oświęcim, Małopolskie, Poland and killed there on February 29, 1944.[2] Mok was one of four members of the 1908 Dutch gymnastics team to die in the Holocaust, sharing the grim fate with teammates Isidore Goudeket, Abraham de Oliviera, and Jonas Slier.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Abraham Mok," Sports-Reference.com/
  2. ^ a b Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith, The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000; pg. 61.