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Cold Days

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Tibor Cseres (1915-1993) published his novel Cold Days in 1964. It was the first of a series of works that made him well known in Hungary, and its title has become a by-word for all that is bad, savage, senseless, brutal, and that carries within it the seeds of reprisal.

Cold Days is the disturbing story of the three freezing days in January 1942 when the Hungarian army con
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Paperback, 121 pages
Published 1993 by Corvina Books, Ltd (first published 1980)
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Sergey
Feb 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ordinary people following ordinary orders, doing ordinary things, not even doing - rather just unwillingly taking part in something they don't want to name - until someone comes and makes everyone realize, against their will, what really was going on. This is another rare book which makes you think if *you* posses enough integrity or wisdom to recognize what sometimes lies behind 'ordinary'.
Bernie Gourley
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers of historical fiction--particularly WWII.
During the Second World War, there was a massacre conducted by the Hungarian military in the Yugoslavian town now called Novi Sad (known as Újvidék under the Hungarians.) The operation was meant to be a cleanup of Yugoslavian partisans, but the casualties were primarily innocent civilians. The novel is called “Cold Days” (i.e. literally translated from the Hungarian “Hideg Napok”) because the killings took place during a cold snap in January of 1942. Cseres bases his novel on this real world eve ...more
Aubrey Stapp
Feb 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
The history was interesting; unfortunately, this book is 90% random, often misogynistic anecdotes and 10% history.
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