I Kiss Your Hands Many Times Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary

ISBN-10: 0385524854
ISBN-13: 9780385524858
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Description: A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star  More...

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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist who was in talks with the Allies when he was arrested and sent to Dachau. She was the granddaughter of Manfred Weiss, the industrialist patriarch of an aristocratic Jewish family that owned factories, were patrons of intellectuals and artists, and entertained dignitaries at their baronial estates. Though many in the family had converted to Catholicism decades earlier, when the Germans invaded Hungary in March 1944, they were forced into hiding. In a secret and controversial deal brokered with Heinrich Himmler, the family turned over their vast holdings in exchange for their safe passage to Portugal. Aladár survived Dachau, a fragile and anxious version of himself. After nearly two years without contact, he located Hanna and wrote her a letter that warned that he was not the man she’d last seen, but he was still in love with her. After months of waiting for visas and transit, she finally arrived in a devastated Budapest in December 1945, where at last they were wed. Framed by a cache of letters written between 1940 and 1947, Szegedy-Maszák’s family memoir tells the story, at once intimate and epic, of the complicated relationship Hungary had with its Jewish population—the moments of glorious humanism that stood apart from its history of anti-Semitism—and with the rest of the world. She resurrects in riveting detail a lost world of splendor and carefully limns the moral struggles that history exacted—from a country and its individuals. Praise for I Kiss Your Hands Many Times “I Kiss Your Hand Many Times is the sweeping story of Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s family in pre– and post–World War II Europe, capturing the many ways the struggles of that period shaped her family for years to come. But most of all it is a beautiful love story, charting her parents’ devotion in one of history’s darkest hours.”—Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief, the Huffington Post Media Group “In this panoramic and gripping narrative of a vanished world of great wealth and power, Marianne Szegedy-Maszák restores an important missing chapter of European, Hungarian, and Holocaust history.”—Kati Marton, author of Paris: A Love Story and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America

Prologue
1940
You See, I Used to Live Here
The Arizona
The Draft Board
Ireg
September 18
1941
Never in Hungary
Jewish Questions
The Reason the World Looks So Lovely
1942
The Satanic Nature of His Character
Inertia and a Decisive Mindset
A Christian Enterprise
What About Hungary?
1943
Spiderwebs
The Usual Boundless Optimism
A Promotion into the Abyss
1944
March 19
At the Foreign Ministry
Saying Goodbye All Over Again
Enough Pride and Enough Humility
Honorable Confinement
Enter Becher
A Family Reunion
Services Rendered to the Country for Decades
A New Era of Captivity
Dachau
1945
The Siege
Displaced Persons
The Day of Deliverance
Broken and Without a Job
The Ice of Mistrust
You Looked for People You Knew
Going Home
Unchangeably, Hanna
The Love That Makes Life Beautiful and Happy
1946
A Forced Landing
The Feeling I Could Go Home
For Alad�r Only-PRIV�T!
The Happy Joint Endeavor
A Visit from the Home Team
Paris
Reunion
The Weiss Diaspora
1947
Salami Tactics
Demonstratively Dejected
Paces Back and Forth
Making the Best of It
Timsi
The Remorseful Revolutionary
The Large Wound Fate Inflicted
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
List of Illustrations

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