Cohn was born Itsak Leib Jaszovics in Berezna, Hungary and orphaned when he was seven. I have been unable to discover who cared for him after that. The story he told of himself was tha... [more]
Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of a Jewish rabbi and his wife. The family immigrated to the USA when he was four, and settled in Appleton, Wisconsin. The family was so poor ... [more]
The Shoah, also known as the Holocaust , is the name given to the attempt by Nazi Germany to exterminate not only the Jews of Europe, their primary target, but also the mentally and physic... [more]
Thyssen-Bornemisza was born a commoner but married into the Hungarian aristocracy. After his marriage he had himself adopted by his mother-in-law (which made him technically his wife's brot... [more]
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