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Can you stop the wind? : an autobiography

Author: Leslie Vertes; Concordia University Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies.; Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
Publisher: Montreal : Concordia University Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, ©2001.
Series: Memoirs of Holocaust survivors in Canada, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
Memoirs of a Jew, born László Winkler in 1924 in the Hungarian village of Ajak. In 1935 his family moved to Budapest, where he experienced antisemitism that forced him to leave school. Pp. 19-38 relate his experiences under antisemitic Hungarian and Nazi rule. Vertes escaped service in a military labor service unit temporarily, as a member of a fire brigade. His father was inducted and sent to the eastern front.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Jewish
Biography
Named Person: Leslie Vertes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Vertes; Concordia University Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies.; Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
ISBN: 0889473846 9780889473843 0889473463 9780889473461
OCLC Number: 48994402
Description: 133 pages ; 28 cm
Series Title: Memoirs of Holocaust survivors in Canada, v. 21.
Responsibility: by Leslie Vertes.

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Memoirs of a Jew, born László Winkler in 1924 in the Hungarian village of Ajak. In 1935 his family moved to Budapest, where he experienced antisemitism that forced him to leave school. Pp. 19-38 relate his experiences under antisemitic Hungarian and Nazi rule. Vertes escaped service in a military labor service unit temporarily, as a member of a fire brigade. His father was inducted and sent to the eastern front. Vertes was eventually taken for forced labor, but managed to escape and went into hiding under a false identity. His fiancée was killed in a hospital by Hungarian soldiers in 1945. Vertes was arrested by the Red Army and spent several years in Russian labor camps. His mother and sister survived and his father, whom he believed dead, also survived. Vertes and his wife left Hungary in 1956 and settled in Canada.

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