Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People

My Family's Journey to America

Book - 2009
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"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full of shadows. The files revealed terrifying truths: secret love aff airs, betrayals inside the family circle, torture and brutalities alongside acts of stunning courage -- and, above all, deep family love.

In this true-life thriller, Kati Marton, an accomplished journalist, exposes the cruel mechanics of the Communist Terror State, using the secret police files on her journalist parents as well as dozens of interviews that reveal how her family was spied on and betrayed by friends and colleagues, and even their children's babysitter. In this moving and brave memoir, Marton searches for and finds her parents, and love.

Marton relates her eyewitness account of her mother's and father's arrests in Cold War Budapest and the terrible separation that followed. She describes the pain her parents endured in prison -- isolated from each other and their children. She reveals the secret war between Washington and Moscow, in which Marton and her family were pawns in a much larger game.

By the acclaimed author of The Great Escape , Enemies of the People is a tour de force, an important work of history as it was lived, a narrative of multiple betrayals on both sides of the Cold War that ends with triumph and a new beginning in America.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2009.
ISBN: 9781416586128
1416586121
Characteristics: x, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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empbee
Apr 18, 2015

Interesting also for those who did not get out.

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tea_n_tomes
Aug 23, 2013

Family experiences that personified cold war.

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pineapple
May 24, 2010

very well document from actual secret police flies in Hungry re her parents and constant surveillance on them and the family.

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