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Author Szegedy-Maszák, Marianne, 1955- author.

Title I kiss your hands many times : hearts, souls, and wars in Hungary / Marianne Szegedy-Maszak.

Publication Info. New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2013]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5318 SZE    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368).
Summary "Marianne Szegedy-Maszak's parents, Hanna and Aladar, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry--a vocal anti-Fascist who was in talks with the Allies when he was arrested and sent to Dachau. She was the granddaughter of Manfred Weiss, the industrialist patriarch of an aristocratic Jewish family that owned factories, were patrons of intellectuals and artists, and entertained dignitaries at their baronial estates. Though many in the family had converted to Catholicism decades earlier, when the Germans invaded Hungary in March 1944, they were forced into hiding. In a secret and controversial deal brokered with Heinrich Himmler, the family turned over their vast holdings in exchange for their safe passage to Portugal. Aladar survived Dachau, a fragile and anxious version of himself. After nearly two years without contact, he located Hanna and wrote a letter warning her he was not the man she'd last seen, but he was still in love with her. After months of waiting for visas and transit, she finally arrived in a devastated Budapest in December 1945, where at last they were wed"--Book jacket.
Subject Szegedy-Maszák, Marianne, 1955-
Hungarians -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Hungary.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary.
Jews -- Hungary -- Biography.
Hungary -- Biography.
ISBN 9780385524858 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0385524854 (hbk. : acid-free paper)

 
    
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