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Girl Left Behind

Girl Left Behind

Girl Left Behind

Girl Left Behind


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At age five, Judy Temes was living with her parents and brother in a small town near Hungary's southern border. Unlike most, the family had comforts: a roomy apartment, a television, even a vacation home. What more could anyone want? But for her father, a doctor and a survivor of the Holocaust, living among the people who stood by as his family was taken to their deaths in cattle cars had become untenable.

On a summer night in 1969, the family packed the car for what was supposed to be a vacation to Vienna. Only this was no vacation. They were escaping Hungary's totalitarian regime, using tourist visas that allowed entry into a Western country. Such visas, however, came at a high price. One child had to be left behind. This was the government's way to ensure that citizens who left the country would return.

The child left behind was "Juditka," who would go on to live with her grandmother in a tiny lakeside Hungarian village. When, if ever, would she see her family again? No one knew.

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ISBN-13: 9781733023320
Publisher: Saint Julian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 908,950
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Judy Temes is a teacher, writer, and journalist whose work has been published in Crain's New York Business, The Boston Globe, The Patriot Ledger, and other publications. She lives in Seattle, WA.

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