|Rabbi Simon Ungar Dr.|
Sighetu Marmației, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, (now Romania)
|Died||29 July 1942 (aged 78)
died in the cattle wagon routed to Jasenovac concentration camp
Ungar was born in Sighetu Marmației, Romania to an Orthodox Jewish family. His family spoke Yiddish. After he was educated by his father, a teacher, Ungar continued studying Talmud. At the same time he also learned Hungarian language. Ungar continued his high school education in Budapest, Hungary. He also attended rabbinical seminar and studied at the Budapest Faculty of Philosophy. Ungar was fluent in Yiddish, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Serbian, German and Latin. Upon completing his education Ungar was rabbi in Szekszárd, Hungary. In 1901 he was appointed as the chief rabbi of the Osijek Jewish Community. He was very active in the Osijek Jewish community and actively participated in the Osijek's cultural and social life. In 1942 Ungar was arrested, he died during deportation in the cattle wagon routed to Jasenovac concentration camp.