Endre Kabos

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The native form of this personal name is Kabos Endre. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's Fencing
Gold medal – first place 1932 Los Angeles Team sabre
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin Individual sabre
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin Team sabre
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Los Angeles Individual sabre

Endre Kabos (November 5, 1906 – November 4, 1944), born in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary, was a Hungarian sabre fencer. He won the Individual Sabre gold medal at the Slovakian Championships in 1938 and took his first medal at the European Championships, Individual silver, in 1930. He followed this with multiple gold medals, as an individual and as part of teams, in those annual contests. He took four Olympic medals for Hungary, both as an individual and part of the Hungarian team, in 1932 and 1936.[1][2][3]

Jewish, Kabos was interned for at least five months in a forced labor camp during World War II, He was called up in June 1944 to serve as a forced labourer in labour camps for Jews to the village of Felsöhangony, where he was teaching some 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, he was on Margaret Bridge (Margit-hid) 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. Kabos died with many others and only some non-identifiable skeleton parts were found in 2011, when the bridge was being extended.


Kabos was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.[5]

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