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Monica Porter - Deadly Carousel [antikvár]

Deadly Carousel [antikvár]

Monica Porter

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They called Vali Rácz the Hungárián Marlene Dietrich, partly perhaps because she once performed wearing a man's top hat. But, as this enticing book makes perfectly clear, that is not the reason her name needs to be honoured. Jerusalem's Yad Vashem institution knew precisely why she had to be...
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They called Vali Rácz the Hungárián Marlene Dietrich, partly perhaps because she once performed wearing a man's top hat. But, as this enticing book makes perfectly clear, that is not the reason her name needs to be honoured. Jerusalem's Yad Vashem institution knew precisely why she had to be included in their list of 'Righteous Among the Nations' and her name inscribed on their Righteous Honour Wall. It was not because she stunned audiences in Budapest singing songs of the day or appearing in the inter-war years' musical movies which tried rather unsuccessfully to vie with Hollywood or the more professional European stúdiós. It was for a more substantial reason - like Marlene Dietrich she opposed the Nazis in her homeland. But Rácz did so much more than that. It was thanks to her that a Jewish family and other Jews survived the roundups that the Germans instituted in Hungary - and so escaped the death camps that were the fate of thousands. Her story has about it much of the drama of Anne Frank - from the point of view of the rescuer. Amazingly, it is alsó implicitly a tale that honours the work of an architect and a cabinet maker - the ones who built Rácz's huge wardrobe in her home at Budakesi Avenue, Budapest. For that piece of bedroom furniture was big enough to form, along with the villa's basement, the centrepiece and principal hiding place of those Jews - a hiding place with little comfort, but distinctly more humane than Auschwitz. The actress, who at one time dreamed of nothing more than fame and opportunities to demonstrate her unique Magyar talent, risked her own life time and again by hiding those Jews. Later, she
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Cím: Deadly Carousel [antikvár]
Szerző: Monica Porter
Kiadó: Vallentine Mitchell
Kötés: Ragasztott papírkötés
ISBN: 0853037000
Méret: 150 mm x 230 mm
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