Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Tibor Rubin, who survived two years in the Mauthausen concentration camp and then two-and-a-half years in a Chinese prisoner of war camp during the Korean war, died at age 86.
Rubin died Saturday in Garden Grove, California, of natural causes.
Born in Paszto, a Hungarian shtetl of 120 Jewish families, Rubin was 15 when he was liberated by U.S. troops, and vowed to repay his debt by enlisting in the American army after arriving in New York in 1948. [Read more…]