To See You Again: A True Story of Love in a Time of War
Dutton, 1999 - 279 Seiten
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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Even Richie had to laugh when he saw it. Richie and I still went out in his boat
together, treasuring the time we spent alone, just the two of us. We did much of
our planning for the future there. One Saturday we got up at dawn and were out
Otto was not a substitute for the father he had lost, but he was at least a big
brother, and a funny, loving one at that, who made him laugh and taught him how
to box. I did love Otto for that, for how he loved my family and honored my mother.
"I'll buy you lunch," Otto said, still trying to catch his breath, he was laughing so
hard. I was laughing, too. That was the high point of the trip. Otherwise, Florida
was a disaster. We had a nice visit with Uncle Ignatz, who was very happy to see
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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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