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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

List Price: $70.00£59.00

Risky Region

Memoirs of a Hungarian Righteous Gentile

Eugene de Thassy

East European Monographs

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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.

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.