I really really wanted to like this book The concept is so intriguing a prominent Hungarian family before during and after WWII as well as their emigration to the United States I sat down to read
I really, really wanted to like this book. The concept is so intriguing: a prominent Hungarian family before, during and after WWII as well as their emigration to the United States. I sat down to read expecting an exciting tale of romance and adventure. But, I discovered soon into the first or second chapter that this memoir read much more like a history book. There was such a large amount of information thrown at the reader: dates, names, locations and events, that I felt like I needed to have a notebook by my side to keep track of who did what and when they did it. I tried desperately to find a coherent story line, giving the author all benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, it was written so randomly that after six chapters, I gave up and put the book down. I may pick it again at some time and give it another go.Good I Kiss Your Hands Many Times Creat Marianne Szegedy-Maszak are Ebook A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart Marianne Szegedy Masz k s parents, Hanna and Alad r, 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 wasA magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart Marianne Szegedy Masz k s parents, Hanna and Alad r, 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 Alad r survived Dachau, a fragile and anxious version of himself After nearly two years without contact, he located Hanna and wrote her a letter that warned that 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 Framed by a cache of letters written between 1940 and 1947, Szegedy Masz k s family memoir tells the story, at once intimate and epic, of the complicated relationship Hungary had with its Jewish population the moments of glorious humanism that stood apart from its history of anti Semitism and with the rest of the world She resurrects in riveting detail a lost world of splendor and carefully limns the moral struggles that history exacted from a country and its individuals Praise for I Kiss Your Hands Many Times I Kiss Your Hand Many Times is the sweeping story of Marianne Szegedy Masz k s family in pre and post World War II Europe, capturing the many ways the struggles of that period shaped her family for years to come But most of all it is a beautiful love story, charting her parents devotion in one of history s darkest hours Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief, the Huffington Post Media Group In this panoramic and gripping narrative of a vanished world of great wealth and power, Marianne Szegedy Masz k restores an important missing chapter of European, Hungarian, and Holocaust history Kati Marton, author of Paris A Love Story and Enemies of the People My Family s Journey to America. Marianne Szegedy-Maszak Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the
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