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The Resource Stronger together, Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman and Andy Réti

Stronger together, Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman and Andy Réti

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Stronger together
Title
Stronger together
Statement of responsibility
Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman and Andy Réti
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A book in two parts, one by mother Ibolya Grossman (1916 2005) and the second written by her son, Andy (1942-), who both survived the Holocaust. Ibolya describes her childhood in Pecs, Hungary; her move to Budapest in 1933; and the increasingly antisemitic atmosphere after she marries Zoltan Rechnitzer and gives birth to their son, Andy, in 1942. In 1942, Zoltan is drafted to the Hungarian forced labour service for Jews, to the Felvidek region. With the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944, conditions for Jews worsen, and in October 1944, after the Arrow Cross regime coup, Ibolya receives her last postcard from her husband. In December 1944, she and her son are sent to the Budapest Ghetto, and the ghetto is closed. In January 1945 the ghetto is liberated by Soviet troops, and in February 1945 she learns that her husband was shot by the Germans. After liberation, Ibolya and her son continue living in Budapest with her in-laws. They attempt to escape Hungary in 1949 with the hope of crossing the border into Czechoslovakia. They are caught and Ibolya and her son are sent to prison; she is released in December 1950 under an amnesty in commemoration of Stalin's birthday. October 1956 brings rumblings of the Hungarian Revolution and an increase in antisemitism. Ibolya and her son (now 14) escape across the border to Austria in December 1956. From there they immigrate to Canada and arrive in Halifax in January 1957. Andy's memoir is a complement to his mother's story and describes his life as a new immigrant in Winnipeg and Toronto and, later, as a Holocaust survivor speaker and educator."--
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, Ibolya Szalai
Dewey number
940.53/180922439
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1916-2005
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Réti, Andy
  • Grossman, Ibolya Szalai
  • Réti, Andy
  • Azrieli Foundation
Series statement
Azrieli series of Holocaust survivor memoirs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grossman, Ibolya Szalai
  • Réti, Andy
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Hungarians
  • Jewish refugees
  • Hungarian Canadians
  • Children of Holocaust survivors
  • Immigrants
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
Target audience
general
Label
Stronger together, Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman and Andy Réti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Contains edited and condensed versions of: An ordinary woman in extraordinary times / Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman; The son of an extraordinary woman / Andy Réti
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 251 pages
Isbn
9781988065021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Ownership
*
Label
Stronger together, Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman and Andy Réti
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Contains edited and condensed versions of: An ordinary woman in extraordinary times / Ibolya (Szalai) Grossman; The son of an extraordinary woman / Andy Réti
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 251 pages
Isbn
9781988065021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Ownership
*

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