Tag Archives: Hungarian Revolution

The Library

I wandered the streets of Budaörs one day, searching for something, something intangible from my past that might resonate with me. I visited places that resembled what they had once been but were modernized, with updated windows, new fences and … 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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Story Behind Chapter One

In Budaörs, Hungary, the city where I grew up before the revolution, my cousin dropped me off early one morning just before Christmas. I had returned to this place of my youth, curious to see how it had changed. I … Continue reading

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Sixth Challenge

The day I decided to tackle my sixth challenge—to write a book—was a beautiful spring day, with daffodils just coming into bud. But I was pacing the floor, talking to myself. I didn’t want to fail. The early sun cast … Continue reading

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