Shoes Along the Danube

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作者:Thomas ; Zane ; Reeves[作]

出版社:Strategic Book Group


出版地:Durham, Conn


ISBN:978-1-61897-275-0 ; 1-61897-275-8

Shoes Along the Danube refers to the memorial of cast iron shoes that honor Hungarian Holocaust victims. Based on a true story, this amazing book follows the lives of two extended Hungarian families, the Rézlers and the Földes, one gentile and the other Jewish, through three decades.

The story begins in pre-World War II Budapest, as increasing fascism and anti-Semitism lead Hungary to become an ally of Germany. In 1944, Germany invades Hungary to exterminate Europe's last remaining group of Jews at the infamous Auschwitz death camp. The story builds through the siege of Budapest, the Russian occupation of Hungary, and separation by exile.

Julius Rézler is a rising star among Budapest academics and refuses to compromise his integrity. His American half-brother, Francis, is a diplomat helping democratic Hungarians fight Nazis, and later organizes covert activities against the communists. Agnes Földes is a Jewish woman who fights to maintain her dignity during the Holocaust.

'Professor Reeves tells a fascinating story of two of his Hungarian-American friends, Julius and my cousin Agnes, who grew up between world wars in Gentile and Jewish families on Rose Hill, an affluent district of Budapest. Even though Hungary was forced to become Germany's wartime ally, it looked that Hungarian Jews would be spared the genocide occurring throughout Europe. Yet, in 1944 everything changed when the Germans occupy Hungary for the purpose of exterminating its Jews. Reeves recounts the experiences of Holocaust victims and survivors, Righteous Gentiles who save Jews, as well as a dramatic ending in which a husband and wife are forced to choose between their vows and freedom.' - S. A. Colman, Sydney, Australia 'A fascinating, honest look at lives intertwined with the history unfolding around them set against the very real backdrop of that tumultuous history itself. The Shoes Along the Danube is a most fitting allegory for all those that left their lives behind. Highly recommended' - Bryan Dawson, Executive Chairman, American Hungarian Federation.

T. Zane Reeves, Ph.D., served in Brazil in the Peace Corps. His graduate work was at UCLA and USC. He taught at Pepperdine and California State, Dominguez Hills, before moving to the University of New Mexico, where he retired as Regents' Professor Emeritus. Zane visits Hungary often where he is a board member of the Julius Rézler Foundation in Budapest. He also is the author of a number of books, including From Budapest to Albuquerque: The American Life of Julius Réz

  • Foreword: My Crowd of Hungarians(第7页)
  • I A Papal Blessing(第9页)
  • II A Man Called Julius(第15页)
  • III Francis’ Awakening(第28页)
  • IV Terra Incognita(第42页)
  • V New Jerusalem on the Danube(第53页)
  • VI Myopia(第68页)
  • VII The Die Is Cast(第94页)
  • VIII His Communist Protégés(第107页)
  • IX The Angel of Death(第116页)
  • X Judenrat(第128页)
  • XI Protocols of Death(第140页)
  • XII Jews of Budapest(第153页)
  • XIII Legend of the Just(第167页)
  • XIV Going Underground(第175页)
  • XV Arrow Cross(第185页)
  • XVI Righteous Gentiles(第200页)
  • XVII The Other Shoe Drops(第210页)
  • XVIII Hell Unimaginable(第235页)
  • XIX Budapest Rising(第243页)
  • XX Enter Destinies(第255页)
  • XXI Salami Tactics(第261页)
  • XXII Quarrel on the Danube(第279页)
  • XXIII Godless Jews(第295页)
  • XXIV Bloom in Winter(第310页)
  • XXV The Quandary(第323页)
  • XXVI I’ll Be a Tree(第333页)
  • XXVII The Choice(第345页)
  • XXVIII An Existential Crisis(第358页)
  • XXIX Exodus(第366页)
  • XXX Epilogue(第371页)
  • Postscript: A Rose in Winter(第394页)
  • References(第395页)