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    DescriptionSome of the darkest episodes of twentieth-century European history come vividly to life in this fascinating memoir. George Pogany beautifully portrays a 1930s childhood in the Hungarian town of Oroshaza and the spread of anti-Semitism. He describes life in the town's Jewish ghetto, his family's journey in a sealed cattle-wagon to Vienna, and their experiences in a forced labour camp there before being liberated by Soviet troops. Returning home to Hungary on foot, Pogany soon finds himself in a country in which freedom has been savagely curtailed. He offers a stark but often humorous account of what daily life was like under Hungary's brand of Stalinism, first as a student and then as an industrial chemist. After Moscow's brutal suppression of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, Pogany manages to escape one night to the West, right under the noses of the Red Army. "When Even The Poets Were Silent" is a wry and dispassionate account full of surprises and challenges. It is likely to become one of the last eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust.


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    Title
    When Even the Poets Were Silent
    Subtitle
    The Life of a Jewish Hungarian Holocaust Survivor Under Nazism and Communism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Pogany
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780956384751
    ISBN 10: 0956384757
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, HBTZ1
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HOLOCT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS043000, HIS040000, BIO006000
    DC23: 940.5318092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHTZ1, NHWR7
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Takeaway (Publishing)
    Imprint name
    Takeaway (Publishing)
    Publication date
    01 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Kenilworth