George T. Kaufman Z’L

George T. Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor and refugee from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, passed away from heart failure on Sunday, May 7, 2006. Born Kaufmann Tibor Győrgy in Budapest on September 13, 1922, Mr. Kaufman grew up in Pápa, Hungary. He was deported in 1944 and survived Buchenwald, the Lieberosa labor camp of Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz-Birkenau. He escaped Hungary in November 1956 with his wife Mary (“Marikaâ€?) Kaufman (nee Politzer) also a survivor and son and was settled by HIAS in Passaic, New Jersey. Mr. Kaufman had a long and successful career with Colorite Plastics of Ridgefield, NJ, where he became VP Operations 18 months after starting out in maintenance. The Kaufmans later made their home in Wayne and Long Branch, NJ before moving to Manhattan in 2005. In addition to his wife, Mr. Kaufman is survived by his twin sister, Lili Horvath of Hungary, his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sherryl Kaufman, both attorneys, of East Brunswick, NJ, his daughter Kathy Kaufman, a school psychologist with the City of New York and grandchildren Alex, Amanda and Andrea Kaufman.