Gábor Verő recalls the brutal treatment his brother endured from a Ukrainian kapo (prisoner who worked inside of camps) at the Ebensee concentration camp in Austria. He describes his brother’s death shortly before liberation.
Gábor Verő was born in 1925 in Békéscsaba, Hungary, to an Orthodox Jewish family. In 1944, he was deported to the Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp in Poland and subsequently transferred to concentration camps in Falkenberg, Germany, and Ebensee, Austria. Gábor was liberated by the U.S. armed forces in Ebensee in 1945. After the war, he worked as a historian, lecturer, and director of Hungary’s National Archives; and was appointed Vice President of the Holocaust Documentation Center Public Foundation in 2004.