Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter's Tribute

Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter's Tribute

by Marta Fuchs
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Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter's Tribute 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MartaFuchsMFT More than 1 year ago
Some themes that have come up in book presentations and serving as catalysts for engaging discussions1. All of us can make a difference in everyday life by caring, speaking up, showing respect, kindness, and compassion for others 2. The past is always present; we are all shaped by what happened to us growing up as well as what shaped our parents’ lives and therefore our own; knowing your family roots can enable you to have a sense of connection, continuity, identity 3. We must consciously teach through modeling respect for differences, cultivate empathy and altruism in our children at home and in our schools 4. It’s important to honor those who have risked their lives to save others; to show and inspire others to find their own courage to do the right thing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"After Marta Fuchs had given a reading, and spoken to a room full of my friends, about her book, many asked me to arrange for another meeting. Legacy of Rescue is a powerful book, written so that the courage of one man, who gave his life so that the innocent would survive in very dark times, not be forgotten. Marta is a dynamic speaker who has made her father's story and that of his rescuer, her own story and that of her children. It is a story that should be heard by both young and old, Jew and Christian alike." ~ I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a treasure of a book. I found it deeply personal, yet universal and above all human. I recommend this for anyone interested in the human spirit and the power of human decency. For me, it reads like a conversation with the people described in the book. I think it would be great for a book club or seminar discussion.
MMMartin More than 1 year ago
Ms. Fuchs artfully combines her compelling personal history with a gift for story telling. This is a touching book that offers something to all readers, no matter their background or knowledge of history. At the heart of it lies a story of poignant bravery which we are all the better for knowing.
Carnation18 More than 1 year ago
This is truly a remarkable story that will change the way you think about life. Ms. Fuchs tells a beautiful story with such love and compassion that you get to know her loving family. No matter what your background is this is a story that will touch your heart and make you feel grateful for the life you have.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
Review of Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter’s Tribute by Marta Fuchs I don’t imagine any reader, even the most jaded and world-weary, is going to be able to read this “memoir of sorts” without prodigious tears. I certainly couldn’t. Even if your weeping is internal rather than obvious, you’ll still be tearing up over the loss of lives, and also over the joy and hope and faith demonstrated here. Author Marta Fuchs, who has already, in combination with her brother Henry, published a memoir of their Hungarian Jewish family, here explores—primarily in the words of narrative recollection—the traumatic events of World War II in Eastern Europe, and of the subsequent Soviet occupation of Hungary in 1956. The author’s Jewish family suffered greatly, simply because of their religion and ethnicity, and many suffered even worse, including torture and death. Yet there were those such as the Commanding Officer of her father’s forced labor unit, a Hungarian Gentile (non-Jew), who guided and protected the men under his command; yet himself was taken prisoner by the Russian Army, conscripted into a forced labour camp in Siberia, and died from disease, never to return to his wife and son. Woven throughout the narratives are threads of compassion and terror, joy and torment, hope and fervor and faith. This is an unforgettable—and very true—story. Read it and weep—and you will. I reviewed a complimentary e-book copy via NetGalley
Marta Fuchs More than 1 year ago
Judges commentary from the 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards -- This is a tragic book with a hopeful and peaceful ending. Near the end of the book, Marta's daughter writes, "As soon as my shoes touched the cobblestones of Tokaj I couldn't help but feel a strong connection to my heritage." She adds that eating Hungarian food and drinking the Hungarian water make her feel close to the family. And that is what this book is about: relationships and heritage. The whole family is thankful for Zoltán Kubinyi, who saved Miksa's life so that the family has continued. Throughout the last fifty years, a few stories have emerged about those who rescued or saved Jews that survived to tell the tales. This book is special, with its family connections and Hungarian atmosphere. Even in America, for children born here like Sophie, the story continues, and is a delight to read.
BarbaraBarron More than 1 year ago
Legacy of Rescue is a powerful story of survival and the surprising ways that strangers can become like family members. The humanity and innate goodness of the key players in this gripping personal tale will live with you long after you finish the book. Marta's choice to maintain loyalty to her father's voice adds a beautiful personal element; we feel we are hearing her dear father recount his own experiences. This is a swift and compelling read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
History makes the biggest impression on me when I experience it through the perspective of particular individuals. Legacy of Rescue is a book that does just that. Although I read it months ago, I retain a strong and emotional memory of the account. This story of a Hungarian family surviving Nazi occupation is vividly told by the author, Marta Fuchs, the daughter of survivor parents. She narrates her family story and uses accounts from several members, including her own telling of their flight from Communist ruled Hungary when she was 5 years old. Though there are many Holocaust survivor histories, this book is centered not only on the author’s family, but on one righteous Hungarian soldier who disobeyed orders and, by his actions, saved 100 Jewish men under his command…but not his own life. Marta Fuchs leads us through her family’s process of finding this man’s family, acknowledging his bravery with recognition at Yad Vashem, honoring him in their home town of Tokaj, and gathering over a meal with generations of descendents from both families. I strongly recommend this personal and absorbing book.