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Local Artist, Holocaust Survivor Passes Away

Mar 20, 2017

One of the works of Alfred Tibor
Credit alfredtibor.net

Funeral services are scheduled today for a Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at the governor's mansion.

Alfred Tibor died Saturday at the age of 97.  Tibor was a gymnast in Hungary but was prevented from competing in the 1936 Olympics because of anti-Semitism. He then spent several years working forced labor on the Eastern Front before being captured by Russian troops and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Tibor lived in central Ohio for 45 years while creating sculptures that stand in many public spaces around Columbus.