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The Kid from Budapest
by J.A. Somori
The Kid From Budapest is the story of John Somori, a little Hungarian boy born in Yugoslavia, raised in Bosnia and schooled in Hungary. A happy kid, at age fifteen and a member of his school's literary club, he participated in a nation-wide contest to write an essay about writers. He won, taking home the first prize of a Napoleon gold coin. At sixteen, with three other boy ...more
Paperback, 401 pages
Published November 29th 2001 by Trafford Publishing
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An extraordinary tale of a bright, promising young boy whose life abruptly changes when Germany invades Hungary in 1944. Fortunately, this "kid from Budapest" survives to become a gentle, kind man raising a family in the United States. I had the privilege of becoming acquainted with Mr. Somori and his family and never knew his story until he invited me to a book signing. After reading his story, I was reminded of something a professor of mine often repeated in class; history is made up of indivi ...more