Endre Kabos

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Endre Kabos
Endre Kabos 1936.jpg
Kabos at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Born5 November 1906
Oradea, Romania[1]
Died4 November 1944 (aged 37)
Budapest, Hungary
Sport
SportFencing
Event(s)Sabre
ClubSzolniki TIVC

Endre Kabos (5 November 1906 – 4 November 1944) was a Hungarian sabre fencer. He competed individually and with the team at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics and won three gold and one bronze medals.

Kabos was noticed internationally after winning the Slovakian Championships in 1928.[1] He then collected six gold and one silver medals at the European Championships in 1930–1935.[2][1]

Kabos was Jewish. During World War II he was interned for five months in a forced labor camp in Vax, Hungary.[1] He was called up in June 1944 to work at labour camps for Jews at the village of Felsöhangony, where he was teaching army officers the use of sabre fencing. Later he was transferred to Budapest and was given two horses and a cart to transport food and provisions for others in camp. On 4 November, the day before his 38th birthday, he was driving on Margaret Bridge while German soldiers were preparing explosives to blow up the bridge prior to it being used by the advancing Red Army which at that time was about 150 kilometers to the East of Budapest.[1][3][4] Kabos died with many others and only some non-identifiable skeleton parts were found in 2011, when the bridge was being extended.[5]

Kabos was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Endre Kabos Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Endre Kabos". jewishsports.net
  3. ^ Wallechinsky, David; Loucky, Jaime (2012). The Book of Olympic Lists. Aurum Press. pp. 229–. ISBN 978-1-78131-081-6.
  4. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ Schaffer, Kay; Smith, Sidonie (2000). The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games. Rutgers University Press. pp. 60–62. ISBN 978-0-8135-2820-5.
  6. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics – With a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medalists. Sussex Academic Press.

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