Oszkár Gerde

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Oszkár Gerde
Oszkár Gerde 1908 Olympics.jpg
Gerde at the 1908 Olympics
Personal information
Born8 July 1883[1][2][3]
Budapest, Hungary
Died8 October 1944 (aged 61)
Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, Austria
Sport
SportFencing
Event(s)Sabre
ClubMAC, Budapest

Oszkár Gerde (8 July 1883 – 8 October 1944) was a Hungarian sabre fencer who won team gold medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. After finishing his active career he judged international fencing competitions[4] and worked as a medical doctor.[5] Being a Jew, he was deported from Hungary in 1944, and killed in 1944 at the Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp in Austria.[1][6] In 1989 he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Leonard Jay Greenspoon (2012). Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics. Purdue University Press. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-1-55753-629-7.
  2. ^ "Oszkár Gerde Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ "The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 | The Holocaust Persecution of Athletes". Ushmm.org. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Oszkar Gerde". Jewishsports.net. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  5. ^ Joseph M. Siegman (1992). The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. SP Books. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-1-56171-028-7.
  6. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2018.