David Gur was born in Hungary in the year of 1926. After matriculation he joined the Hashomer Hatzair movement in Budapest, where the organization was compelled to act under illegal conditions. After the occupation of Hungary by the Germans in 1944 he went underground by means of Aryan documents. He joined the underground workshop team for forging documents, and in due course he took over the chief authority for the continual operation of the workshop. This workshop served the clandestine activities of all of the Jewish youth movements, and of the Zionist Organization, and unaffiliated Jews, and most of the non-Jewish resistance groups. At the end of December 1944 David Gur was arrested and all the contents of the workshop were confiscated. From the central military prison of Budapest He was liberated by my comrades by means of a daring exploit.
Until the time of Gurís emigration to Israel, in the year of 1949, he played major part in various Zionist Institutions, such as Hapoel, and was on the staff of the Hagana, He became the last of the commanders of the Briha in Hungary.
In the year 1956 David graduated the Technion, Haifa, as civil engineer. Between the years 1963 Ė 2005 he owned and managed an office of planning and executing engineering projects.
In the year 1985 David Gur was one of the founders of The Society for the Research of the History of the Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary and since then I hold the position of the executive president.
I am married to Dr. Nomi Gur, a psychologist. We have three daughters and ten grand-children.