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Hope dies last : a story of survival in fascist Hungary

Author: Tibor Vajda
Publisher: Melbourne : Scribe, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Memoirs of a Jew who was born in 1924 in Budapest, focusing on his life during May-December 1944. In May, Vajda was conscripted into a military labor service unit which was stationed in present-day Slovakia. In October, Vajda escaped from his camp and returned to Budapest. Relates his risky, adventurous survival in the city. Describes Arrow Cross terror and various Jewish tactics of survival, including obtaining a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vajda, Tibor, 1924-
Hope dies last.
Melbourne : Scribe, 2000
(OCoLC)891686870
Named Person: Tibor Vajda; Tibor Vajda
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tibor Vajda
ISBN: 0908011393 9780908011391
OCLC Number: 48421148
Description: 201 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Tibor Vajda.

Abstract:

Memoirs of a Jew who was born in 1924 in Budapest, focusing on his life during May-December 1944. In May, Vajda was conscripted into a military labor service unit which was stationed in present-day Slovakia. In October, Vajda escaped from his camp and returned to Budapest. Relates his risky, adventurous survival in the city. Describes Arrow Cross terror and various Jewish tactics of survival, including obtaining a Swiss "Schutzpass" (original or forged) or a non-Jewish ID, and even joining a Hungarian military unit with a false ID. For a short time Vajda was a member of a fake military unit consisting of Jews with false documents who helped other Jews. Vajda rescued his fiancee, Eva Blau. His father was killed by Germans during the last stage of fighting in Budapest; his mother and brother survived. After the war the Vajdas settled in Australia.

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