Jenő (Eugen) (József) Káldi

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Jenő (Eugen) (József) Káldi

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jánosháza, Vas County, Hungary
Death: Died in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria
Cause of death: Holocaust
Place of Burial: KZ Mauthausen, Mauthausen, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Móricz (Mór) (Mordechai) (מרדכי) Káldi (Kohn) and Juliánna (Julie) (Zili) Káldi
Husband of Leonie (Lilly) (Sara Leah) (שרה לאה) Káldi
Brother of Ferencz Káldi; Helene Káldi; Lajos (Lazar) Káldi; Tivadar (Theodore) Káldi; Irén Jassovitz and 1 other

Occupation: Business Executive and Bank Director
Managed by: Adam Robert Brown
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Jenő (Eugen) (József) Káldi's Timeline

1872
August 18, 1872
Jánosháza, Vas County, Hungary
1903
April 26, 1903
Age 30
Vienna, Austria
1910
1910
- 1912
Age 37
Budapest, Hungary
1913
1913
- 1918
Age 40
Oradea, Bihor, Romania
1918
1918
- 1944
Age 45
Budapest, Hungary
1930
1930
- 1944
Age 57
Budapest, Hungary
1930
- 1942
Age 57
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

During the 1930's, Jeno Kaldi assembled an important collection of paintings by Hungarian artists, as well as assemblages of clocks and oriental carpets. A few examples are shown here. The paintings were seized by Denes Csanky and Peter Hain of the Hungarian government in 1944 and taken to Germany. At least some of the artworks were returned to the family in 1946 and sold off over the years. Two of the Munkacsy are now in museums. We have yet to determine the location of the remainder.

Kaldi's clock and rug collections were also seized by the Hungarian government and reportedly ended up on the infamous "Gold Train" that made its way from Budapest to Austria in mid-1945, where it was seized by US troops. Unable to identify the contents, which had been sorted in such a manner as to make identification hopeless, the US government sold the objects at auction at the Parke-Bernet Gallery in New York City in 1946. The proceeds were used by the American Joint Distribution Committee and others to resettle stateless Jews in Israel and elsewhere.

1944
November 2, 1944
Age 72
Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria
November 1944
Age 72
Mauthausen, Austria