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Victims and survivors

<span>Munkék lakása a Balaton utca 12-ben a háború után </span><br /><em>The Munk apartment at 12 Rothermere after the war</em>

Victims and survivors

The rupture of the Munk-Munkácsi family during the Holocaust reflects their divergent fates. While Gábor Munk’s immediate family fled, others were not as lucky. Gábor’s nephews Kálmán and Sándor Schönberger, for example, were forced into Hungary’s auxiliary labor service, never to return. And while Peter Munk escaped on the Kasztner Train, his mother, Kató Adler, was deported and then forced into labour for the Nazis in Zschopau, Germany. Ernő Munkácsi, his wife, and two daughters survived the Arrow Cross era by hiding in the home of a Christian family. However, Ernő’s sister, Noémi, and her family were rounded up by the Hungarian Gendarmerie and taken to Auschwitz. Noémi’s husband and her son, Gábor, were murdered. Others killed in Auschwitz included Juliska Munk and her husband, Armin Schönberger, as well as Klara Munk, her husband, and two teenage children.