Dov Berko

Berko Dov

Berkó Béla

Born in Nagyszőllős (Vinohragyiv) on 23.9.1922

Died in 1997 in Israel

Member of “Dror Habonim”


At the age of sixteen Dov joined the “Hehalutz” movement in Huszt. In 1941 he arrived in Budapest, joined “Dror Habonim” and took part in the illegal activities of this movement. He assisted the refugees who arrived in Budapest. In October 1943 Dov was drafted to a forced labor unit. In July 1944 he received forged documents from the movement so that he could escape. However, Dov hesitated for fear that his friends who remained in the unit would be punished. In November though he decided to escape after all and arrived in Budapest. He was caught by Arrow Cross men and sent to concentration camps in Austria and Germany. Dov was liberated in May 1945.
In 1947 Dov made aliya and was one of the founders of Kibbutz Parod.