Camp Komárom served as the central collection point for Hungarian Roma pending deportation to concentration camps in Germany as slave labour in 1944. The Roma were fi rst taken to regional “Gypsy” camps and then many were made to walk several hundred kilometres to Fort Csillageröd in Komárom. There, the men and women who were fi t for work were selected for the next stage of the march, into Germany. Many of those who were left behind in Camp Komárom died of starvation. Many others died on the “death marches” to the German Reich. Only about 4,000 of the fort’s 10,000 inmates survived.