A Carpathian Folk Song: Freedom, Love, Gold

A Carpathian Folk Song: Freedom, Love, Gold

by Frederick E. Tarnay, Katherine Tarnay

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A Carpathian Folk Song: Freedom, Love, Gold is the true story of the Tarnay family and the struggle to save the Hungarian Treasury in the chaotic last days of World War II. Helped by a sympathetic German commissioner, Hungarian National Bank personnel and their families, including Kati Tarnay and three young sons, form a human shield for the train carrying 32 tons of gold away from the Nazis and encroaching Soviets. Acting for the bank, Fred Tarnay braves 70 miles through enemy lines to deliver a secret letter requesting help from the Allies in securing the gold. He reaches Patton’s Army and the treasury is saved. Following the war, the Soviet Communists in Hungary label the bank personnel and the Tarnays as "gold robbers." They become refugees. War and the turmoil that follows separate Fred and Kati. Through their intimate letters, diaries, photographs, and official documents, they record these events, their personal trials, and their short-lived life together in a new land. Their untold story of love of country and of each other is dedicated to the new Hungarian generations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148614845
Publisher: Katherine Tarnay Trust
Publication date: 08/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 13 MB
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