To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War
Thorndike Press, 1999 - 471 Seiten
"Will you love me always just as you love me now?" I asked. "Always", he promised. With these words, Betty Markowitz and Richie Kovacs pledged their hearts to each other forever. They met as children in 1939 in Budapest, and fell in love as teenagers amid the terror of a world at war, confident that their love could survive even Hitler. Separated from Richie by the Nazis in 1944, Betty vowed she would find him. But it would be thirty years and a lifetime of pain, love, loss, and joy before she did.
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"Never," she said. "I will live and die as a Jew. I will never deny my faith or my
heritage." My father had sighed. There had been these kinds of disagreements
between them before — never any unkind words, but arguments about the
importance of being Jewish. My father, who was tall, over six feet, with light brown
hair and even features, looked more Czech than Semitic. He had been raised
nominally Jewish, but his family was far from devout, seeing themselves as
Czechs first and ...
He never told anyone how he knew these things, and as children, we never
thought to ask. It was a confusing time. As supposedly "good Hungarians," we
should have been solidly behind the Nazis because they were our allies. On the
other hand, as both Jews and eastern Europeans, it was frightening to see how
the Germans were taking over everything, and the whispered conversations
between my parents about the Polish Jews made me wake in the middle of the
night in fear.
My mother kept a kosher home, and when she came to visit me I had to buy
kosher meat, although I did not keep kosher with two sets of dishes. But I did
keep a separate set of glass dishes for her so that she could eat at our house and
still keep kosher. My mother was always a woman of principle, but she was never
without wisdom or humor. She went through life issuing sayings as if they were
maxims, which of course some of them were. "Be careful what you wish for,
because you ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - CarolBurnett - LibraryThing
Had me in tears - not only because of the love story, but more because of the sadness I feel that so many people had to endure such atrocities. More of today's generation should read books about the Holocaust so that these people are remembered. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - anieva - LibraryThing
How could this book not be one easily found in a bookstore? You probably have to go on-line to find this one, but it's worth it if you love a great, absorbing read. It's very romantic. Will the lovers ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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