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Deadly Carousel. A Singer's Story of The Second World War

Monica Porter

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ISBN 10: 0704327538 / ISBN 13: 9780704327535
Published by Quartet Books, London, 1990
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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In black cloth with gilt titles on spine, illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed, with a dedication, by the author on the half title. With endpaper maps of Budapest. In an unclipped pictorial dust jacket. 198 pages. Book and dust jacket are both very good, with only a little shelf wear and slight browning of page edges. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to Amnesty International. Size: 9 1/4 x 6". Bookseller Inventory # 902889

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Title: Deadly Carousel. A Singer's Story of The ...

Publisher: Quartet Books, London

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: By Author

Edition: First.

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In March 1944, eleven divisions of German troops marched into Hungary. Thousands of Jews were rounded up and deported to death camps. Desperately, they sought foreign diplomatic relations, false identity papers, and hiding places. Vali Racz Rácz was a successful singer and film actress, the darling of the Hungarian public. Since she was young, beautiful, and safely Aryan, the Nazis represented no particular threat to her, but she was horrified by the persecution of the Jews, many of whom were friends and mentors. Risking her own life, she turned her villa in Buda into a secret refuge. Monica Porter traces both the life of her remarkable and courageous mother and a fascinating period in Hungarian history. In September 1991, the Jewish people's highest expression of gratitude was conferred upon Vali Racz in Jerusalem: the title of 'Righteous among the Nations'.

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