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Book Talk: 'Those Who Remained', a Novel of Postwar Hungary

Zsuzsa F. Várkonyi and Barnabás Tóth, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 2:00 pm (Eastern Time NYC)

Please join us for a conversation with author Zsuzsa F. Várkonyi and filmmaker Barnabás Tóth as they discuss, Those Who Remained. We are announcing this program early so that you can order and read the book prior to the presentation. Jews who remained in Eastern Europe after the Holocaust and Second World War bore successive and unimaginable scourges—loss of family and community, followed by communist repression. In the novel Those Who Remained, Budapest psychotherapist Zsuzsa Várkonyi captures the grief, hope, and endurance of this generation through two survivors who meet in 1948. The novel has sold over 14,000 copies in the original Hungarian and has also sold well in a German translation. The English translation is now available through the JewishGen Press. The film based on this novel, Akik Maradtak (Those Who Remained), won huge accolades at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars. The film was shown extensively at Jewish Film Festivals this past year. Though the film is not yet available in movie theaters or streaming in the US, we love the book and we think you will, too. Order the Book

To get the most from this presentation, we strongly recommend that you first read the book. You can order the English translation from the JewishGen Press for about $20 or less from Amazon by clicking here. Please allow two weeks for delivery. Registration

Registration is free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.


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