Olympic Gold Medal Winner and Wife Saved by Wallenberg

Olympic Gold Medal Winner and Wife Saved by Wallenberg

An very interesting document set was offered which is truly rare to find. An RAOUL WALLENBERG SCHUTZ-PASS (protection pass) and another second document which is a confirmation issued by the Swedish Embassy in Budapest stating that it’s bearer is protected by the Swedish Embassy to leave Hungary for Sweden.

The bearers of those documents are Mrs. Dr. Eugen Fuchs geb. Eva Schwarz for the WALLENBERG SCHUTZPASS and Dr. Eugen [Jeno] Fuchs, a lawyer who had previously won four Olympic gold medals in fencing – two in London in 1908 and two in Stockholm in 1912.

Wallenberg Schutzpass FUCHS Olympic Gold medal 4 times

Dr. Jenő Fuchs (29 October 1882 – 14 March 1955, in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian Olympic champion sabre fencer. Fuchs gold medals in Individual and Team Sabre at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London and the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, where he was undefeated in both events. His overall Olympic record was 22 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Fuchs was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

“From the Ghetto to the Games: Jewish Athletes in Hungary”; 1985 at the Wayback Machine (archived 29 May 2008)

Olympic Gold Medal Winner & Wife Saved by R.Wallenberg

2 comments for “Olympic Gold Medal Winner and Wife Saved by Wallenberg

  1. Bob Terry
    18 March, 2015 at 02:14

    WOW. I’ve only read about these

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