1970 - 1970

Thomas John Kertesz

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Name in US
Thomas John Kertesz
Name at Birth
Tamàs János Kertész
Yiddish Name
Yoyna ben Dovid (Jonah)
Date of Birth - Note
July 21, 1935
Country of Birth
Hungary
City of Birth
Kalocsa
Sibling(s) Name(s)

Stefan Kertesz (shot with his wife and thrown in the Danube River)

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Liliane Bookspan (previously Bukszpan)

Religious Identity (Prewar)
Jewish
Religious Identity (Postwar)
Jewish
Ghetto(s) / Year(s)

Kalocsa Ghetto, Hungary
Brick Factory in Szeged, Hugary

Camp(s) / Year(s)

Strasshof (near Vienna)

Location of Liberation

Strasshof, Austria

DP Camp(s) / Year(s)

None. Returned to Kalocsa.

Other Experiences

Father fought with the Hungarians in Russia, Spring 1942, and was killed.
Father’s brother, George, became a POW and spent 5 years in Siberia.

Date Moved to Alabama
May 2018
Alabama City of Residence
Birmingham
Dates Lived in Alabama
May 2018 - January 2019