This Day in Jewish History 1945: Jews' Hero in Hungary Is Arrested, Never Seen Again

WWI officer thought to move to Palestine when WWII began, but decided to stay in Hungary to help his fellow Jews.

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On January 1, 1945, Otto Komoly, construction engineer, Zionist leader and chairman of the Budapest Rescue and Relief Committee for refugee Jews, was arrested at his hotel in the city. Taken into custody by...