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Memoirs of a Hungarian Righteous Gentile

Eugene de Thassy

East European Monographs

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Pub Date: April 2012

ISBN: 9780880336727

450 Pages

Format: Hardcover

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Memoirs of a Hungarian Righteous Gentile

Eugene de Thassy

East European Monographs

Eugene de Thassy describes life in Hungary between 1920 and 1945. He details his wartime experiences as a young army officer and joining with the antifascist resistance. His absorbing recollections recount efforts to save Jews and others facing persecution at a time of extreme difficulty and danger.
[Thassy's] memoirs are a dramatic composition with action and excitement, filled with vivid dialogues, colourful descriptions and characterizations. At the same time, they tell a true story of his life, and those of his friends and acquaintances in Hungary during the tragic period between 1919 and 1945 – a story of righteous women and men worthy of remembrance. Antal Szantay, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, European History Quarterly, Vol 47, No. 3

About the Author

Eugene de Thassy (1920–2008) was the member of an old landowning family and studied at Ludovika, the Hungarian military academy. During World War II he served as a military officer, and in 1944 he joined the resistance. He left Hungary for France in 1946 and, five years later, emigrated to the United States where he worked for Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. He is the author of many novels, short stories, and plays.