Masquerade by Tivadar Soros
Dancing Around Death in Nazi Occupied Hungary

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The Nazis came late to Hungary because, until early 1944, Germany and Hungary were uneasy allies. But when they did arrive, their orders were to put the final solution into effect with all due speed. This unique account of survival is told by a Budapest lawyer who secured fake identities for himself and his family following the invasion of the Germans in March 1944. Soros views his experiences with a beguiling humor, deep humanity, and a wisdom that is humbling. Masquerade is a very personal, low-key testament of the Holocaust, of how one man managed not only to escape, but to retain his integrity, compassion, family unity, and humor by dancing around death.
 

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Tivadar Soros was born in Budapest in the last decade of the nineteenth century. In 1956, at the time of the Hungarian revolution, he and his wife escaped to the West, where he lived in New York until his death in 1968. Dr. Humphrey Tonkin is University Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus at the University of Hartford. He joined the university in January 1989 and served as president for almost ten years, returning to teaching and research in June 1998. In 1998-99 he was Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to sup- porting open societies. He is the author of several best-selling books, most recently The New Paradigm for Financial Markets. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York City.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Arcade Publishing. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, War, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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The eventual advent of the infamous Arrow Cross regime (the native Hungarian version of Nazism) brought on a particularly evil turn of events: Soros witnessed the slaughter of multitudes of fellow Jews—men, women, and children—by various methods (including drownings in the not-quite-beautiful, no...

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A hopeful book about the Holocaust is a rare find.

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