Dr. Laszlo Tauber z”l established in March 2002 the Fund for Research of the Holocaust in Hungary and Hungarian Jewish History at Yad Vashem in honor of his daughter Dr. Ingrid Tauber, a clinical psychologist in San Francisco and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Yad Vashem. A Hungarian immigrant, surgeon and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Laszlo Tauber was born in Budapest. During WWII, he was chief of surgery at a makeshift hospital in Nazi-occupied Hungary, where he treated many Jews. Later on he became a renowned physician and philanthropist in the United States. Dr. Laszlo Tauber passed away on 28 July 2002.
From the Fund’s establishment to the end of 2003, Mrs. Sári Reuveni, Holocaust scholar, survivor and rescuer from Budapest, played in integral part of the research conducted by the Fund. She was a member of the steering committee and an important member of the research team. One of her highest dreams was to have the Kasztner Report translated and made into a scientific publication. Her dream is at last becoming a reality. The Kasztner Report will be published this year.
The fund supported the research of Esther Farbstein on Religious Life in Hungary During the Holocaust, and the publication of “Previously Unexplored Sources on the Holocaust in Hungary: A Selection from Jewish Denominational Periodicals (1938-1944)” by Anna Szalai, Rita Hórvath, Gabor Balazs.