A Little Background
The Gabor sisters came from a Hungarian-Jewish background. Their father was Vilmos Gabor and he served as a major in the Hungarian Army and their mother, Jolie Gabor, was the heiress to a jewelry empire.
Magda was born in 1915, Zsa Zsa in 1917 and Eva in 1919. If they had remained in Hungary they might never have caught anyone’s attention but that wasn’t what fate had in store for them – they fled Hungary during World War II as a family and headed for the safety of American shores. Their route to freedom was not a simple one.