Category Archives: Revolution

What Happens When Dreams Are Lost


I was born and grew up in a Communist country, and I am as aware as anyone, and more so than most, of the falseness of the Party propaganda regarding the supposed equality given all workers in the Communist State. … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day


Today is Mother’s Day, a day we have set aside to pay special honor to all the mothers who made our lives possible. I recently posted a stories about my own mother, under the titles “Ladybug”, “Reunion”, and “Life Under … Continue reading

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My Grandmother


My grandmother played an important role in my life, as she lived with us from the time I was two until she died when I was in college. The only time I was separated from her was during the period … Continue reading

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Reunion


After Russian armored units effectively crushed the Hungarian Revolution in November 1956, it didn’t take very long for the Iron Curtain to once again come crashing down around the country. If anything, security measures were enhanced to deter anyone from … Continue reading

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Stranger In A Strange Land


Our train pulled into the station in Chicago, where we were met by my father’s uncle. He had lived in America since the start of World War II, owned a store selling fur coats on the South Side of Chicago, … Continue reading

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Coming to America


I was not involved in the decision to come to the USA, and to be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the move. I had become accustomed to living with Monika’s family, my German was becoming more fluent each day, … Continue reading

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Escaping Hungary – 1956


As the brief light of freedom rapidly dimmed on November 4, 1956, the possibility of attempting escape from Hungary crossed my parents mind, along with thousands of other Hungarians. My father, who by then had finished his training as an … Continue reading

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Hungary and the Revolution of 1956


Rakosi, the Communist leader in Hungary, was totally under Moscow’s control until, following Stalin’s death in 1953, a period of fluctuation set in. In July of 1953, he was deposed as Prime Minister in favor of Imre Nagy. Nagy was … Continue reading

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