In the Whirlwind of History: Struggle on and Keep the Faith
Tibor Vajda, a 20-year-old Jew escaped from a forced labor camp in October 1944 and joined a resistance group in Budapest. They fought the fascist Arrowcross bandits and freed Jewish men from the ghetto.
Vajda's mother and younger brother Laszlo were hiding at a Christian business. They survived mass killings on the streets and on the banks of the Danube, but lost family members in the chaos.
When Eva and Tibor got married, they felt they could not live among people who supported murdering Jews. They joined a Zionist group planning to follow them to Palestine.
Tibor's father was seen alive but sick on the Austrian border. Before he could leave to find him, eye-witnesses arrived who saw German SS soldiers kill him. Eva got pregnant and Tibor's mother became sick. They got stuck in Hungary. After the war, public anti-Semitism became louder in Hungary. Remnants of the fascist German and Hungarian armies under the patronage of western armies planned to start third world war against the Soviets.
Holocaust survivors feared a new fascist takeover. Some young Jewish men joined the political police. Tibor Vajda's decision proved to be fatal. Fugitive of the fascists soon became the victim of the communists.
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Captured by the Soviets
The first rape cases
Never a dull moment
Moving to Furesz Street
Hunting for food
The push for the city
Desperate for food
Chaos in Budapest Contacting UNNRA
Receiving bad news
Making new plans
Stuck in Hungary
Our son was born
The Vienna adventure
The Free Dental Organisation
The Sixth District Communist Party
Liberation of the ghetto
The death of Bandi
Robbing the Jewish survivors
Moving from Zuglo
Joining Slovakian Zionists
To go or to stay?
The situation in Budapest
Trip to Szeged
Facing death in the ditch
Zionist commune at Szeged
My Jewish education
Returning to Budapest for Eva
Leaving Budapest for Szeged Strange honeymoon
At Szeged with Eva
News about my father Return to Budapest
May Day march
Love thy neighbor
AntiSemitism flares up
War Criminal trials
AntiSemitism increasing Pogroms
People and their religions
Sad return of the loved ones
Communist politics in the resistance
AntiSemitic pressure increasing
Call to arms against antiSemites
Antifascist partisans join the Police