Tivadar Soros
Hungarian writer
Tivadar Soros
Tivadar Soros was a Hungarian lawyer, author and editor. He is perhaps best known for being the father of the legendary businessman and investor, George Soros. Soros fought in World War I and spent years in a prison camp in Siberia before escaping. He founded the Esperanto literary magazine Literatura Mondo in 1922 and edited it until 1924.
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  • 1968
    Age 74
    Died in 1968.
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  • 1965
    Age 71
    He wrote the short novel Modernaj Robinzonoj (Modern Robinsons) (1923), and Maskerado ĉirkaŭ la morto (Masquerade (dance) around death), published 1965, an autobiographical novel about his experience during the Nazi occupation of Budapest, Hungary.
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  • 1956
    Age 62
    During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, he and his wife escaped to the United States, where he lived in New York until his death in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details His book Maskerado ĉirkaŭ la morto details his struggles to survive the fascist invasion of Hungary. This took the form of the Hungarian members of the Arrow Cross, their secret police searching out any signs of anti-state activity or Jewish ancestry. Soros 'masqueraded' to survive, adopting a fake name and using his connections, wealth, and skill to aid the flight of many people. He charged high fees to the rich in exchange for forged documentation they would need to escape the country. He used this money in turn to provide materials to poor clients for free or for very small fees.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1922
    Age 28
    He fought in World War I and spent years in a prison camp in Siberia before escaping. He founded the Esperanto literary magazine Literatura Mondo (Literary World) in 1922 and edited it until 1924.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1894
    Age 0
    Born in 1894.
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