Battlefields and Playgrounds

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Brandeis University Press, 1997 - 536 Seiten
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It is the story of Jozsef Sondor, a tough, irreverently witty Jewish boy growing up in World War II Hungary. Jozsef carries the reader into the whirl of everyday life in war-torn Budapest, from the eve of the Holocaust in Hungary to the Russian liberation in 1945. Through his eyes, we witness history, or, as he sees it, the adult world gone mad. What is this "Jewish problem", he asks. And what can God be thinking of? Jozsef soon finds that his questions have no simple answers, but they do lead him on a journey to understanding the war, politics, religion, and, in the end, the complexity of human nature.

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BATTLEFIELDS AND PLAYGROUNDS

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A brilliant portrayal of the sufferings of Hungarian Jews during WW II, seen through the raucous and often comic prism of a small boy's stubbornly independent spirit. Jozsef Sondor, six years old in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Battlefields and playgrounds

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Jozsef Sondor, the fictional counterpart of Hungarian author Nyiri, gives an impassioned first-person account of life beginning in prewar Hungary, where he spent his early childhood with his ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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