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The Story of Kecskemét

The Story of Kecskemét This week I want to share with you my stop in Kecskemét, the eighth largest city in Hungary, situated almost dead-center in the country and surrounded by a great plain. My father’s military base was located … Continue reading

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Red-Flag Email

Several weeks passed before I heard again from Dr. Vilmos. When his email finally arrived, it was red flagged for importance, as well it should be, for it contained a wealth of information about my father and his past. Dr. … Continue reading

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Conversation with Dr. Vilmos

It took me a month to connect with Dr. Vilmos. When I finally did, he sounded guarded at first, then taken aback at this stranger who told him she had visited his museum in Budapest, searching for records of her … Continue reading

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Finding Dr. Vilmos

My dream of my father pointing me to Budapest’s citadel center led me to all kinds of artifacts and memorabilia of war, but what I really wanted to find were military records of my father himself. Easy, right? Not at … Continue reading

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