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Columns for September, 2013
September 5, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 1919
c/o Lenke Darbusch
Grinzinger Allee 7/32
Vienna XIX, Austria
How are you? What are you doing? You have not written for so long. A circus, Circus Colosseum, came, director János Czája. We shall go today at half 8 o’clock, we already have the tickets.
Sending many kisses to his loving Anyuka…
September 11, 2013
Zalaegerszeg’s Minister of Justice was seated in his chamber with his colleague the Deputy Mayor. He looked away from his cards to reread once again the official letter he had just received from the county’s Lord Lieutenant.
Monday, October 4, 1920
Minister of Justice
Royal Tribunal of Zalaegerszeg…
September 28, 2013
Tuesday, September 20, 1921. Vienna, Austria. Apu and Anyu sit together on the couch talking. They are in the living room of Anyu’s sister’s Vienna apartment, where Anyu has been living. Anyu holds her baby son Tibor, now 5 months old, on her lap. She has been living apart from the rest of her family for two years now, seeing them only during infrequent visits they were able to make to Vienna.
During those two years, Admiral Horthy’s White Terror went on and on, with nothing standing in the way of his troops’ rampages. Just in Zalaegerszeg, one ordinary Hungarian town, ten Jews were murdered and the concentration camp was full to overflowing with Horthy’s political enemies.
“I kept thinking that things in Hungary would improve and you could come home,” Apu says to Anyu. “But I finally gave up on Hungary and realized we should come to you in Vienna instead. So I began teaching the boys German some months ago, and they are picking it up very…