To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War
Betty Markowitz and Richie Kovacs fell in love as teenagers in Budapest amid the terror and uncertainty of a world at war. They planned their future together, secure in the belief that their love could survive anything, even Hitler. Then, in March 1944, the Germans invaded Hungary.
Here is the moving and dramatic account of one woman's courage in the face of war, and of a love that spanned three decades. From the agony of separation to the horrors of a concentration camp, from her marriage to Otto Schimmel, an Auschwitz survivor who promised her a new life in America, through the joy and struggle of raising a family, Betty never forgot her first love. Then, in 1975, she returned to Budapest and saw someone across a crowded room...
To See You Again is Betty Schimmel's wrenching memoir of survival and sacrifice, of love lost and love found. A true story that unfolds with all the suspense of a novel, it is one that will not soon be forgotten.
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And who is your pretty friend ? " he asked , looking at me . I introduced myself ,
using the last name of the gentile super who used to run our building . I made
sure not to look down at the sweater I ' d turned inside out so my star wouldn ' t
But he released my hand with a tiny squeeze . “ I ' ll wait until you ' re safely inside
, " he said . I banged on the door , knowing it was way past curfew and therefore
the door was locked . We now had a Jewish super who guarded the entrance .
We waited until we were safely inside the downstairs hall before we looked
inside . There , stacked neatly , were several bars of soap . My hands began to
shake as I looked at the white bars . A man had just been killed for a few bars of
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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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