Hugo Marom was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia to a family of five. When the war broke out, his parents contacted the Kindertransport and Nicholas Winton and arranged for Hugo and his brother to escape to England. Upon arriving in London, Hugo and his brother failed to be picked up by their foster family and instead found shelter in a refugee school. During the German bombings of London in 1940, the two brothers were sent to Bedford to live with the rest of the English evacuees. When the war was over, Hugo returned to Czechoslovakia and attended university in Brno. He then moved to Israel where he fought in the 1948 War of Independence.
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