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Dr. Rothbart

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Dr. Rothbart
BornLadislaus Rothbart
May 1, 1897
DiedAugust 8, 1947 (age 50)

Dr. Laszlo Rothbart (1897-1947) was an amateur magician, specializing in cards.


He began magic when a young boy and invented many tricks, mostly cards. Dr. Rothbart was editor of the Hungarian Magic Club magazine and contributed to Magic Wand, Linking Ring, Chap's Scrapbook, Jinx, Bat, Genii, Magikeren and Hokus-Pokus

He was a board member of "Circle of Hungarian Magicians" (M.M.B.K.) and the "Hungarian Amateur Magicians" M.A.M.E. [1]

A prisoner in a German Concentration Camp, he contracted tuberculosis and was considered incurable. Eventually liberated by the Russians, but moved to a sanatorium. He eventually committed suicide. [2]

His large library was left to his friend Steven Forgacs[3]


  • Deck In Hand (1941)


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, May, 1932
  2. Obit, Linking Ring, January 1948
  3. Bat, No. 50, February 1948