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Alone in the storm

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Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 7 VER
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2015]; ©2015
Statement of ResponsibilityLeslie Vertes.
Creators & ContributorsVertes, Leslie (author)
Schmidt, Christine (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Vertes, Leslie (subject)
Summary"In 1944, twenty-year-old Leslie Vertes escapes from a forced labour detail in Budapest and miraculously survives by assuming a false identity. About to taste freedom as the end of the war nears, his liberation is short-lived when he is caught by the new Soviet regime and sent for two years of back-breaking labour and captivity. Rebuilding his life and finding love, Leslie's security is once again threatened during the 1956 Hungarian uprising. It is not until he flees to Canada that he finally finds true freedom." —Publisher
Contents
  • Series Preface
  • About the Glossary
  • Introduction / Christine Schmidt
  • Map
  • Family Tree
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue
  • A Shoemaker's Son
  • Flowers and Forced Labour
  • Homecoming Without a Home
  • Going East
  • The Fourth Time
  • Counting the Days
  • Alone
  • My Luck, My Destiny
  • Discovering Canada
  • Epilogue
  • Poem
  • Glossary
  • Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xxvii, 149 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical table ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by The Azrieli Foundation