Children of Saul

Gábor Schwarcz

Sopron, 12 April 1936 – Auschwitz-Birkenau, 8 July 1944

8-year-old Gábor lived with his parents and siblings at 16 Deák tér in Sopron. In mid-May 1944, the ghetto was designated for the 1801 Jews of Sopron. At dawn on 29 June, the gendarmes took the Jews into a factory and into the college canteen building. The strip-search of women and the interrogation of wealthier men began. On 5 July, 3077 people, including victims from the surrounding area, were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Immediately after the train arrived, Gábor and several of his relatives were sent to the gas chambers by the SS doctor. Gábor’s brother Tamás, 17, was the only survivor of the Holocaust of the family.