Children of Saul

András Vermes

Szolnok, 17 October 1943 – Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1 July 1944

András was not even a year old when he and his mother, Ibolya Nádor, were sent to the ghetto in Szolnok and later to the collection camp in the sugar factory. After brutal interrogation and searching of the affluent Jews, they were deported at 4 p.m. on 28 June. A train carrying 2,038 people probably arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau on 1 July 1944. András and his mother were killed the same day in the gas chamber of one of the crematoria. His father survived the war as a labor serviceman.