Soros was thirteen years old in March 1944 when Nazi Germany occupied Hungary
Soros worked for the Jewish Council
which had been established during the Nazi occupation of Hungary
to forcibly carry out Nazi and Hungarian government anti-Jewish measures.
Soros later described this time to writer Michael Lewis
The Jewish Council asked the little kids to hand out the deportation notices
. I was told to go to the Jewish Council. And there I was given these small slips of paper...It said report to the rabbi seminary at 9 a.m....And I was given this list of names. I took this piece of paper to my father. He instantly recognized it. This was a list of Hungarian Jewish lawyers. He said, "You deliver the slips of paper and tell the people that if they report they will be deported."