Living and Dying in HungaryLiving and Dying in Hungary

continued throughout life. After his wedding, he impulsively went out and bought a piano, although neither of them could play it. For him, the instrument symbolized being established in the world; my level—headed mother returned the ...

Author: Ervin Varga

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479722914


Page: 105

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Th is book was written about his family, his life, and his experiences before World War II was over. It was written more like a clinical record rather than a melodramatic memoir it is somewhat less, somewhat more than pure literature.

Symbolic Traces of Communist Legacy in Post Socialist HungarySymbolic Traces of Communist Legacy in Post Socialist Hungary

Hungary has a different rhythm of life that you have to adjust to and this affects how I behave and how I perceive myself. Like the adjustment to driving in a cramped old Volkswagen, the spatial context of living in a tarnished Eastern ...

Author: Lisa Pope Fischer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004328648


Page: 232

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Lisa Pope Fischer looks at ways the Communist era fit present-day society revealing an aging population’s life experiences, the politics of everyday practices, and social change in a modern global world.

Wine and Thorns in Tokay ValleyWine and Thorns in Tokay Valley

This book is one of the few studies of small-town, Orthodox Jewish communities in central Europe.

Author: Zahava Szász Stessel

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838635458


Page: 341

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This book is one of the few studies of small-town, Orthodox Jewish communities in central Europe. The author analyzes more than two centuries (1738-1950) of Jewish history. Abaujszanto is a picturesque town situated in northeastern Hungary amid vineyards and apple trees, with a cobble-stoned main street. The area is noted for its Tokay wine, which Abaujszanto's Jewish merchants were instrumental in making internationally famous. The town's history illustrates the drama of Hungarian Jewry. One of the thematic chapters focuses on the kehilla (Jewish congregation) by discussing its religious and social functions. The kehilla organization was an official tool for the government tax collection under the Habsburg rulers and was used in the deportation process of 1944. The book recounts the community's struggle and resourcefulness under the anti-Jewish laws, the steps from freedom to Auschwitz in 1944, and the disappointment after the war. The survivors returned home to find their houses occupied and their possessions taken. Requests for return of property provoked hostility as townspeople fiercely guarded their newly gained economic advantages. The author relates how denial of rights and the town's obligations to the Jewish community are evidenced as recently as 1992, when in a memorial, enacted to those who died in World War II, Abaujszanto omitted the loss of its Jewish residents. This lack of empathy with the returnees and the continuous falsification of history are the saddest chapters of post-Holocaust experience. Based on survivors' testimonies and Hungarian archival sources, Wine and Thorns provides an authentic account of Hungarian Jewish life as it was shaped by government regulations and world politics.

Worklife BalanceWorklife Balance

Parents in our Swedish survey described themselves as time pressed and the time squeeze in everyday life lay behind the scenarios ... Over a third of fathers living in Hungary reported that they had difficulties living on their income, ...

Author: Barbara Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199681136


Page: 297

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This volume seeks to address the rising expectations of working parents in advanced Western welfare states for work-life balance and quality of life, and the tensions that ensue from these expectations within individual lives, households, work organizations, and policy frameworks.