From left, President of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) Andras Heisler, General Manager of the Israeli soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv Ben Mansford, coordinator of the working group against antisemitism of the World Jewish Congress Igor Ujhazi, grandson of Hungarian martyr and soccer player, later trainer Istvan “Potya” Toth who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish people during the nazi Holocaust in WWII Istvan Toth and President of the Hungarian soccer club FTC Gabor Kubatov hold jerseys with the inscription reading our hero Istvan “Potya” Toth during a joint commemoration of Mazsihisz and the soccer club Ferencvarosi Torna Club, FTC, about Istvan “Potya” Toth in the club’s museum in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Istvan “Potya” Toth was arrested by Gestapo and executed by Hitler’s Hungarian nazi allies during the German occupation of Hungary in February 1945. FTC plays the soccer Europe League first qualifying round first leg match against Maccabi Tel Aviv later Thursday. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)
From left, President of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) Andras Heisler, General Manager of the Israeli soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv Ben Mansford, coordinator of the working group against antisemitism of the World Jewish Congress Igor Ujhazi, grandson of Hungarian martyr and soccer player, later trainer Istvan “Potya” Toth who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish people during the nazi Holocaust in WWII Istvan Toth and President of the Hungarian soccer club FTC Gabor Kubatov hold jerseys with the inscription reading our hero Istvan “Potya” Toth during a joint commemoration of Mazsihisz and the soccer club Ferencvarosi Torna Club, FTC, about Istvan “Potya” Toth in the club’s museum in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Istvan “Potya” Toth was arrested by Gestapo and executed by Hitler’s Hungarian nazi allies during the German occupation of Hungary in February 1945. FTC plays the soccer Europe League first qualifying round first leg match against Maccabi Tel Aviv later Thursday. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP) Tibor Illyes AP
From left, President of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) Andras Heisler, General Manager of the Israeli soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv Ben Mansford, coordinator of the working group against antisemitism of the World Jewish Congress Igor Ujhazi, grandson of Hungarian martyr and soccer player, later trainer Istvan “Potya” Toth who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish people during the nazi Holocaust in WWII Istvan Toth and President of the Hungarian soccer club FTC Gabor Kubatov hold jerseys with the inscription reading our hero Istvan “Potya” Toth during a joint commemoration of Mazsihisz and the soccer club Ferencvarosi Torna Club, FTC, about Istvan “Potya” Toth in the club’s museum in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Istvan “Potya” Toth was arrested by Gestapo and executed by Hitler’s Hungarian nazi allies during the German occupation of Hungary in February 1945. FTC plays the soccer Europe League first qualifying round first leg match against Maccabi Tel Aviv later Thursday. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP) Tibor Illyes AP

Hungary’s Ferencvaros, Jewish leaders remember heroic coach

July 12, 2018 03:49 PM