Béla Berend

Identifier
000575
Dates
1911-1987
Type of Entity
Person

History

Berend, Béla (1911-1987) Chief Rabbi of Szigetvár and member of the Second, Third and Fourth Jewish Council. He was suspected of being an informant for the government. In 1946 he was sentenced to ten years in prison for collaborating with the Hungarian authorities during the Holocaust. In 1947 he was acquitted on appeal. In 1948, Berend immigrated to the United States where he changed his name to Albert B. Belton.

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