Oszkár Gerde (July 8, 1883 – October 8, 1944) was a two-time Olympic champion Hungarian fencer.

Biography

Dr. Oszkár Gerde, who was Jewish, was born July 8, 1883, in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2][3][4] He was affiliated with MAC, in Budapest.[2] Subsequently, he judged international fencing competitions.[3]

He won two gold medals at the Olympics, in 1908 and 1912 winning the team sabre with the Hungarian team.[2][3][4]

He was deported from Hungary in 1944 and was killed October 8, 1944, at the age of 61 in Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp, Oberösterreich, Austria.[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ a b Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Oszkár Gerde Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dr. Oszkar Gerde". Jewishsports.net. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  4. ^ a b "The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 | The Holocaust Persecution of Athletes". Ushmm.org. Retrieved 2014-03-26.